District Daily: Nationals taking it easy with Ryan Zimmerman; Update on Jordan Zimmermann


Jul 19, 2014; Washington, DC, USA; Washington Nationals third baseman

Ryan Zimmerman

(11) hits a one run RBI single against the Milwaukee Brewers during the fourth inning at Nationals Park. Mandatory Credit:

Brad Mills


Good morning DoD readers! Start off your day with some great Washington Nationals articles from around the web in today’s District Daily!

Nationals taking it easy with slugger Zimmerman

(Bill Ladson, MLB.com)

WASHINGTON — Ryan Zimmerman was scheduled to start at third base Tuesday night against the Mets, but manager Matt Williams decided not to start Zimmerman because the Nationals’ slugger was sore.

Zimmerman was available off the bench, and in the seventh inning, he came in as a pinch-hitter for Jerry Blevins and popped up to Mets first basemanLucas Duda.

Zimmerman, who suffered a Grade 3 hamstring strain in July, started to feel sore on Saturday. Read full article here.

Zimmermann has sore shoulder; shouldn’t miss start

(Bill Ladson, MLB.com)

WASHINGTON — Nationals manager Matt Williams said Jordan Zimmermann‘s right shoulder is black and blue after he was hit by a comebacker off the bat of Marlins infielder Casey McGehee on Saturday. Read full article here.

For some Washington Nationals, first time in playoffs feels like a charm

(James Wagner, Washington Post)

As the Washington Nationals began celebrating the National League East division title last week, Scott Hairston emerged from the visitors clubhouse, proudly donning a gray “National League East Division Champions” shirt and hat.

With a huge smile, he first hugged his wife, Jill, and then his sons — 8-year-old Landon and 7-year-old Dallas. “We did it! We did it!” After 11 years in the major leagues and playing for teams that fell one game short of the playoffs three times, Hairston finally could utter those words. Read full article here.