Washington Nationals: Storylines to watch this weekend in Queens

MIAMI, FL - SEPTEMBER 19: Manager Terry Collins
MIAMI, FL - SEPTEMBER 19: Manager Terry Collins /
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Zimmerman in good form at the right time

If the Nats are going to do damage in the postseason, they will need Ryan Zimmerman to contribute in a big way offensively. Zimmerman may be heading into October on the right note after his performances the last couple of days.

Since last Sunday’s clutch three-run home run against the Dodgers, the Nats first baseman has three home runs and eight RBI’s in the last four games. This month, Zimmerman is hitting .317 with five home runs and 15 RBI’s (both lead the team).

The most important thing for Zimmerman is to get all the moving parts of his swing in order. If he can do that, he should have another strong postseason. Plus, Nats fans have to know he can have the same kind of numbers that he has against the Mets this season.

In 13 games against the Mets, Zimmerman is hitting .304 with four home runs and 13 RBI’s. Now, two of those home runs came against Addison Reed (no longer on the team). However, he is 2-for-8 against deGrom this year with a home run and two RBI’s.

While these last ten games don’t have that much importance to the Nats, the team hopes that Zimmerman stays locked in at the plate and keeps this good rhythm he has going right now into October.