October 23, 2014

Nats Nightly: Nationals 2-1 over Cubs on Ryan Zimmerman eighth inning RBI single

Dave Nichols of District Sports Page and Patrick Reddington and “Doghouse” of Federal Baseball discuss the Washington Nationals 2-1 win over the Chicago Cubs to win the season series.

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Washington Nationals Game 87 Review: Zimmerman’s single in eighth delivers Nats 2-1 win

Since moving back to his more familiar third base, Ryan Zimmerman has coincidentally also been on a tear at the plate. The run continued Sunday, as his eighth inning single scored Denard Span, lifting the Washington Nationals to a 2-1 win over the Chicago Cubs before 32,941 at sun-drenched Nationals Park.

Zimmerman is now 11-for-21 with six RBIs since Bryce Harper returned to the lineup and Zimmerman re-took his spot at third base.

Span led off the eighth inning with a hustle double to right field. After Anthony Rendon lined out and Jayson Werth struck out against Cubs reliever Pedro Strop (L, 1-4, 3.03), Adam LaRoche was intentionally walked, bringing up Zimmerman. The Nats’ veteran laced a 1-1 slider to left field which easily scored Span. LaRoche drew the cutoff throw away from the plate and was tagged out between second and third for the final out of the inning.

Rafael Soriano pitched an eventless 1-2-3 inning in the ninth for his 21st save of the season.

Zimmerman’s heroics made a winner of Tyler Clippard, who put his first two runners on, then wiggled out of the jam to pitch a scoreless top of the eighth.

Jordan Zimmermann turned in another exemplary start for the Nats (48-39). The stoic righty gave up no runs on seven hits and one walk over six innings, striking out five.

The Cubs(38-48) managed their lone run off Drew Storen in the seventh, as the reliever gave up two hits and a walk in two-thirds of an inning. Jerry Blevins struck out Luis Valbuena with runners on to keep the game tied at that point.

The Nats scored their first run in the first inning off Cubs starter Jake Arrieta. Span doubled, went to third on Rendon’s groundout and scored on Werth’s hard-hit grounder to third.

The Nats start a two-game series with the Baltimore Orioles on Monday. Stephen Strasburg (7-6, 3.53) hosts Chris Tillman (7-4, 4.21) at 7:05 pm.

Washington Nationals Game 85 Review: Cubs drop Nats 7-2 on Independence Day

The weather was perfect, the stands were full and everyone was in a mood for celebrating. Unfortunately, the play on the field didn’t live up to the moment.

The Washington Nationals offense sputtered once again, shut down this time by Chicago Cubs right-hander Jason Hammel, as the Nats fell to the Cubbies 7-2 in the Independence Day matinee, before 41,274 red, white and blue clad fans as Nationals Park.

Nats’ starter Tanner Roark gave up single runs in each of the first three innings, while the Nats (46-39) mustered a single safety, on Jayson Werth’s solo home run — his eighth of the year — in the bottom of the first against Hammel, who was traded by the Cubs after the game as part of a mega-deal to the Oakland A’s.

Hammel bested the Nats for six innings, allowing just five hits and two walks, striking out seven. Washington picked up its second run in the seventh inning on a leadoff double by Anthony Rendon and a one-out single from Wilson Ramos, to cut the score to 4-2.

But that’s as close as the Nats got. Chicago added three more runs in the top of the ninth off Ross Detwiler, Aaron Barrett and Jerry Blevins.

The second game of the three-game series is Saturday at 4:05 pm. Gio Gonzalez (5-4, 3.93) hosts Carlos Villaneuva (4-5, 5.91).

 

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Dave Nichols of District Sports Page and Patrick Reddington of Federal Baseball discuss the Washington Nationals 7-2 loss to the Chicago Cubs.

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