May 13, 2013; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Washington Nationals manager Davey Johnson (5) walks off the field with Washington Nationals left fielder Bryce Harper (34) after Harper collided with the scoreboard and suffered injuries to the neck during the fifth inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports

Nats Win, Harper Hurt

Jordan Zimmermann picked-up his seventh win of the season, now tops in the majors, in a 6-1 victory over the Dodgers. Not everything went the Nationals way, however, as star Bryce Harper left the game in the fifth inning after colliding with the wall following an A.J. Ellis fly ball.

Harper jammed his shoulder and received 11 stitches in his chin, but did not sustain a concussion as a result of  his collision with the right field wall. He is currently listed as day-to-day.

Ryan Zimmerman led the offense for the Nats Monday night. He collected his 3 RBIs on a ground out in the first, a double in the third, and a fielder’s choice in the fifth. Adam LaRoche added RBIs with a ground out in the third and a single in the fifth, which both scored Harper.

Jordan Zimmermann continued his campaign as the Nationals most valuable pitcher, and perhaps most valuable player, with Monday’s outing. He pitched 7.2 innings, scattered 9 hits, gave up 2 earned runs, and struck out 5. Zimmermann’s ERA increased slightly to1.69 and his WHIP remains under 1.

The Dodgers 2 runs came on a Skip Schumaker ground out in the fifth that scored A.J. Ellis and a Matt Kemp single in the eighth that scored Dee Gordon.

Tyler Clippard and Drew Storen closed out the game for the Nationals with a perfect 1.1 innings of work.

The series continues Tuesday night at Dodgers Stadium with Dan Haren going to the mound to face ace Clayton Kershaw.

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