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.