Posts Tagged ‘Ryan Zimmerman’

Stephen Strasburg strikes out 7, Willingham and Zimmerman homer as Nationals beat Diamondbacks 5-3

August 17, 2010

Stephen Strasburg struck out seven batters in five innings and the Nationals came back from a 3-1 deficit to overtake the Arizona Diamondbacks, 5-3.

Strasburg pitched well after his first bad performance of the season five days ago when he gave up six runs to Florida, and Josh Willingham and Ryan Zimmerman homered for Washington.

Strasburg didn’t get the victory, though, because of an error he committed in the second inning.

After giving up a solo home run to Adam LaRoche, Strasburg took a lightly hit ball by Stephen Drew and threw it over the outstretched arm of the 6-6 Adam Dunn. That allowed Mark Reynolds to score from first while Drew made it all the way to third. Gerardo Parra hit a sacrifice fly to drive in Drew, and the Diamondbacks led 3-0.

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Ryan Zimmerman’s walk-off home run leads Washington Nationals over Philadelphia Phillies, 7-5

August 2, 2010

[picapp align=”left” wrap=”true” link=”term=ryan+zimmerman&iid=5396560″ src=”http://view4.picapp.com/pictures.photo/image/5396560/mlb-chicago-cubs/mlb-chicago-cubs.jpg?size=500&imageId=5396560″ width=”234″ height=”301″ /]Ryan Zimmerman hit a dramatic walk-off home run to give the Nationals a 7-5 win over the Philadelphia Phillies Saturday in front of 38,049 fans at Nationals Park.

In the ninth inning, Zimmerman slammed a Brad Lidge pitch 430 feet over the centerfield wall with Michael Morse and Adam Kennedy on base, erasing the Phillies’ 5-4 lead. As soon as Zimmerman hit the ball, he knew it was over the fence, starting a slow jog, watching as the ball left the field. Zimmerman then threw his batting helmet into the mob of teammates waiting for him at home.

In the past week, Adam Dunn has dominated the headlines for being the subject of a possible trade. Saturday’s trade deadline came and went, and Dunn remains a National. Against the Phillies, it was as if Zimmerman said, “Hey, don’t forget about me!” (By the way, who is that Strasburg guy again?)

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Ryan Zimmerman hits 100th and 101st career home runs but Nationals fall to Padres, 3-2 in 11 innings

May 30, 2010

Ryan Zimmerman hit his 100th and 101st career home runs but the Padres beat the Nationals, 3-2 in 11 innings as the Nats fell below .500.

Pinch hitter Nick Hundley’s two-out, 11th inning single off Matt Capps to left field drove in Lance Zawadzki for the winning run in San Diego. Zawadzki had reached base on an infield single off Sean Burnett (0-3) that Adam Kennedy threw into the dugout, allowing Zawadzki to advance to second base.

For the rest of my article on examiner.com, click here.