March 6, 2021

Washington Nationals Game 40 Review: Zimmerman Hits His Tenth Career Walk-Off Home Run, Nats Beat Yankees in Extras


The Washington Nationals and New York Yankees held the same record of 22-17 going into Tuesday night’s game at Nationals Park.  But after ten innings of baseball played in the nation’s capital, the Nats emerged victorious beating the Yankees 8-6 thanks to a two-out, two-run walk-off home run hit by Mr. Walk-off himself — first baseman Ryan Zimmerman — against left-handed reliever Andrew Miller.

Offense is what kept the Nats in the game despite a shaky starting appearance made by left-handed pitcher Gio Gonzalez. The Nats got a jump start with home runs hit by shortstop Ian Desmond and outfielder Bryce Harper off right-handed starting pitcher Nathan Eovaldi in the first inning making it a 2-0 game in favor of Washington. [Read more…]

Washington Nationals Game 141 Review: Zimmerman’s two homers power Nats in Roark’s first Major League start

Ryan Zimmerman’s two home runs helped the Washington Nationals to a 9-2 win over the Miami Marlins but it was Tanner Roark’s command that paved the way for a much-needed win.

In his first Major League start, the 26-year-old right-hander tossed six scoreless innings, allowing just four hits and no walks on 46 of 71 pitches thrown for strikes. In fact, he didn’t give up the Marlins’ first hit until Chris Coghlan singled in the fourth inning.

The Nats quickly jumped in front against right-hander Nathan Eovaldi. Denard Span singled to lead off before Zimmerman launched the first of his two shots to make it 2-0 Washington before the first out was recorded.

In the top of the third, he repeated the feat to lead off, putting the Nats on top by three runs.

Jayson Werth and Adam LaRoche followed up with back-to-back singles before Ian Desmond grounded into a force out that left Werth out at home. Then, Wilson Ramos singled home LaRoche and Desmond to power Washington to a 5-0 lead.

All remained quiet until the Nats tallied one more in the sixth off Sam Dyson by way of back-to-back singles from Tyler Moore and Anthony Rendon and a sacrifice fly by Denard Span to make it 6-0. [Read more…]

Washington Nationals Game 93 Review: Strasburg suffers worst career start in Nats’ 8-3 loss to Marlins

After notching three runs in the first inning, the Washington Nationals still managed to fall, 8-3, to the Miami Marlins Friday night in what marked the worst start of Stephen Strasburg’s career.

Strasburg tossed just two innings against the Marlins but, in that time-frame, he had given up seven earned runs on five hits and four walks, blowing a three-run lead by the bottom of the first.

The Nats’ half-inning lead was made possible by Ian Desmond’s single, sandwiched between two walks off Nathan Eovaldi (W, 2-0). After Ryan Zimmerman struck out, Adam LaRoche doubled in Span and Desmond. Harper came home on a Jayson Werth grounder and, just like that, the Nationals were sitting pretty. [Read more…]

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