Apr 26, 2013; Washington, D.C., USA; Washington Nationals starting pitcher Jordan Zimmermann (27) pitches in the first inning against the Cincinnati Reds at Nationals Park. Mandatory Credit: Joy R. Absalon-USA TODAY Sports

Zimmermann Shuts-down the Reds


Jordan Zimmermann turned in a superb performance for his first career shutout. Zimmermann only allowed one-hit during his complete domination of the Reds in a quick two hour and five minute game.

Bryce Harper scored on a Jayson Werth single in the fourth and provided the only run of night. Harper reached base on his first triple of the year.

The Reds Homer Bailey was almost able to match Zimmermann’s excellent outing. He allowed one run and six hits, struck out six and no walks in seven innings.

Zimmermann improved his record to 4-1 and lowered his era to 2.00. Over the nine innings, he struck out four and only allowed one walk.  He needed only 91 pitches for his second complete game of the season and the third of his career.

Dan Haren will face Mike Leake tomorrow as the Nationals try to grab the third game of the series.

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