The injury bug is biting the Nationals again, but the injuries don’t seem too severe this time around. Check up on them in this morning’s District Daily.
Zimmerman exits game early with leg injury
DENVER — An RBI groundout from Ryan Zimmerman came at a price Tuesday.
The Nationals third baseman beat out a double-play throw to first on an infield grounder in the sixth inning, but as he made his final stride, Zimmerman tripped awkwardly over the bag and appeared to injure his right leg.
Fister, Frandsen both OK after twisting ankles
DENVER — The Nationals may be starting to catch breaks on the injury front that weren’t falling their way earlier this season.
Fister twisted his ankle in the sixth inning as he maneuvered to avoid a hit up the middle by Carlos Gonzalez. He exited the game later in the inning with two outs and the bases loaded. Read full article here.
Desmond named Nats’ Heart and Hustle Award winner
DENVER — Nationals fans who watch Ian Desmond dirty his uniform with hard slides on the basepaths and dives in the infield won’t be surprised by the honor bestowed upon the shortstop Tuesday.
Desmond was that Nationals’ recipient of the 2014 Heart and Hustle Award, presented by the Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association for players who “demonstrate a passion for baseball and best embody the values, spirit and tradition of the game.”
Desmond, who tied a career high with five hits Monday in the Nationals’ 7-2 win over the Rockies, also was Washington’s winner of the award in 2010, 2011 and 2013. Read full article here.