(Jordan Zimmermann can only watch as his best start since returning from Tommy John surgery goes up in smoke. Screen grab of TV/MASN.)
"I think Burnett got the non-benefit -- or whatever the terminology is -- on a couple of check swings.That irritates the heck out of me, those check swings. He's got to end up throwing a pitch to Prado with the bases loaded, when maybe that wouldn't have been the case."
(Jim Riggleman, via Nationals.com, 5/12/2011)
Seemed like only a matter of time with Doug Slaten pitching in the 10th, his third inning of work. Why, Riggleman, why?
Zimmermann's 11K effort goes to waste: 6.1 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 11 K 1 HR, 103 pitches - 65 strikes.
The Capital K's strike again: Nats whiff 15 times. Ian Desmond and Jayson Werth combine for 8 of 'em (4 apiece, 0-10 combined on the night).
Nats finish road trip 4-5. We'll take it.