Jun 20, 2013; Washington, DC, USA; Washington Nationals starting pitcher Jordan Zimmermann (27) on the bench after being removed from the game before the ninth inning against the Colorado Rockies at Nationals Park. Mandatory Credit: Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports

Zimmermann Dominates D-Backs After Rough Start


Nationals starter Jordan Zimmermann settled down after a difficult first inning to lead the Nationals to their second straight victory over the Diamondbacks.

Jordan Zimmermann was tagged for two runs in the first.  Paul Goldschmidt‘s double scored Aaron Hill and  Martin Prado drove in Goldschmidt to give Arizona an early 2-0 advantage over the Nationals.

Zimmermann and the bullpen held the Diamondbacks scoreless after the first.  Zimmermann struck out four, walked two, and allowed three hits on his way to his 11th win of the season.

Tyler Clippard took the mound for the Nats in the eighth and successfully set up Rafael Soriano‘s 21st save of the season.

Ryan Zimmerman answered in the bottom half of the first with a double that drove Anthony Rendon.
Tyler Moore homered in the fourth to bring the Nats level and Ryan Zimmerman’s double play ball that scored Denard Span gave the Nationals the 3-2 lead in the fifth.
Stephen Strassburg will try to close out the sweep of the Diamondbacks against Patrick Corbin Thursday at Nationals Park.

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