(Ryan Zimmerman spoke with the media on Saturday. Screen grab via TV/MASN.)
Where's the Nationals offense? Oh, he's just heading to Philly for surgery on Tuesday.
"We did everything we could to try and avoid (surgery), which is the first step, always. It's just to a point now where it hasn't been getting better, where we might as well go in there and fix it."
(Ryan Zimmerman, via MASNSports.com, 4/30/2011)
"If all goes well, it should be about a six-week rehabilitation until he's back and joins us again."
(Mike Rizzo, via Nationals.com, 4/30/2011)
In other words -- the way things go with the Nats and injuries: see you after the All-Star break, Zim?
Nats were 4-5 when Zim went on the 15-day DL back on April 11; now they're sitting at 12-14. But how many games below .500 will they be when Zim returns - whenever that may be?