Jordan Zimmermann continued his dominance this season to lead the Nationals to their first victory of the season over the Atlanta Braves in a 2-0 win. The victory salvages one game for the Nats as they look to split the series tomorrow.
Zimmermann was able to keep the Braves’ bats quiet most the night. He pitched 8 innings, gave up 2 hits, stuck out 8, walked none, and gave up no runs.
Rafael Soriano closed the game for the Nats and recorded his eight save of the season in a perfect ninth inning.
Not everything went the Nationals way. Bryce Harper left the game in sixth inning with a oblique injury he tweaked during a check swing. The injury originally occurred the night before when Harper tried to rob Atlanta pitcher Tim Hudson of a home run. He is listed as day-to-day and hopefully will not miss too much time.