Skip to content

Ryan Zimmerman

  1. Today in spelling mistakes: Ron Roenicke’s jersey

    Jul 20, 2013, 7:55 PM EDT

    Unbeknownst to Brewers manager Ron Roenicke, the name of his city was misspelled on his jersey as he stood in the dugout observing his team as they battled the Marlins. Via ESPN’s Darren Rovell on Twitter: Brewers manager Ron Roenicke’s jersey is spelled wrong tonight pic.twitter.com/npfs1I8xFd (via @sberg2988) — darren rovell (@darrenrovell) July 20, 2013…

  2. Bryce Harper makes first career start in leadoff spot

    Jul 14, 2013, 11:20 AM EDT

    Bryce Harper

    Bryce Harper has hit mostly third (51 times) and occasionally second (five times) this season, but manager Davey Johnson chose to mix things up today, moving him into the leadoff spot and dropping Denard Span down to seventh. Obviously, this has more to do with Span’s poor play and the struggles of the Nationals’ offense…

  3. And That Happened: Sunday’s scores and highlights

    Jul 8, 2013, 6:43 AM EDT

    Orioles' Jones watches his two-run home run off of Yankees closing pitcher Rivera during the ninth inning of their MLB American League baseball game at Yankee Stadium in New York

    Orioles 2, Yankees 1: Even Superman gets beat up once in a while. Adam Jones handed Mariano Rivera his second blown save of the year and the first blown save in Yankee Stadium in a dog’s age when he smacked a two-run homer in the ninth. Speaking of Superman, I finally got around to seeing…

  4. All-Star voting update: down the stretch they come!

    Jul 2, 2013, 5:06 PM EDT

    2013 All Star Game Logo

    Fan voting ends Thursday. Here are the results through yesterday for both leagues as we hit the home stretch: AMERICAN LEAGUE FIRST BASE 1. Chris Davis, Orioles, 5,468,703 2. Prince Fielder, Tigers, 3,280,681 3. Albert Pujols, Angels, 1,140,420 4. Mike Napoli, Red Sox, 1,123,281 5. Mitch Moreland, Rangers, 1,007,675 SECOND BASE 1. Robinson Cano, Yankees,…

  5. NL All-Star voting update

    Jun 17, 2013, 1:40 PM EDT

    2013 All Star Game Logo

    Yadier Molina and Buster Posey are neck-and-neck tatto. David Wright is getting help from the cougars! Did Domonoic Brown do something awful to the pets of every All-Star voter? Confused? You won’t be, after this week’s episode of … “SOAP!” Er, sorry. After this week’s NL All-Star voting update: FIRST BASE Joey Votto, Reds 2,047,945…

  6. Anthony Rendon being promoted to Triple-A, will see playing time at second base

    Jun 1, 2013, 1:15 PM EDT

    Anthony Rendon Getty

    With Danny Espinosa hurting due to a small fracture in his wrist, here’s an interesting situation to monitor with the Nationals. Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports has confirmed reports that top prospect Anthony Rendon will be promoted from Double-A Harrisburg to Triple-A Syracuse. The interesting wrinkle here is that the plan calls for him to…

  7. Ryan Zimmerman thinks “nerds” should not do playoff projections

    May 31, 2013, 9:13 AM EDT

    Nerds

    Tom Boswell’s latest column has a bit in it about the Nationals and Orioles’ chances of reaching the playoffs, as calculated by ESPN and Baseball Prospectus. Ryan Zimmerman is not impressed at the dire projections for the Nats: “How did that [model] work out for them the last couple of years? Not very well, right?”…

  8. And That Happened: Wednesday’s scores and highlights

    May 30, 2013, 7:11 AM EDT

    Chicago White Sox v Chicago Cubs

    Players who hit multiple home runs in a game are the new inefficiency. Teams should definitely stock up on those guys while they’re undervalued. Cubs 9, White Sox 3: Backup catcher Dioner Navarro smacked three homers — a solo, a two-run and a three-run jack — to pace the Cubbies. A Cubbies team who happen…

  9. Davey Johnson refuses to shave until the National offense wakes up

    May 24, 2013, 7:10 PM EDT

    Davey Johnson

    Nationals manager Davey Johnson isn’t happy with his team’s offense, which enters tonight’s series opener against the Phillies having averaged 3.38 runs per game, the second-worst rate in the league. Looking for a quirky way to motivate his team, Johnson says he will not shave until the offense makes an appearance: The Nationals manager apologized…

  10. Anthony Rendon, Miguel Sano rate as 2013′s top minor league performers

    May 21, 2013, 6:43 PM EDT

    Miguel Sano

    The top of the minor league OPS leaderboard is typically littered with Triple-A veterans and A-ball players too old for their leagues. That’s still the case this year, but numbers two, three and four on the list are all top prospects. Minor league OPS leaders (minimum 100 at-bats) Scott Van Slyke (26 Dodgers): 1.236 OPS…

  11. Starling Marte forgot how to use his glove

    May 4, 2013, 6:05 PM EDT

    starling marte getty

    Pirates outfielder Starling Marte throws with his right hand, but if you tuned in for the top of the fourth inning this afternoon as the Pirates battled the Nationals, you never would have known it. Leading off the inning, Nationals third baseman Ryan Zimmerman laced a line drive down the left field line. It took…

  12. Nationals activate Ryan Zimmerman, send Anthony Rendon back to minors

    May 3, 2013, 2:14 PM EDT

    Anthony Rendon

    Now that Ryan Zimmerman is ready to come off the disabled list the Nationals are sending 22-year-old Anthony Rendon back to the minors. Rendon started eight games at third base in place of Zimmerman and got on base at a .367 clip despite showing little power. Because of injuries Rendon played a grand total of…

  13. Bryce Harper departs game with bruised left side

    May 1, 2013, 9:34 PM EDT

    harper nationals getty

    Bryce Harper was pulled from Wednesday night’s game against the Braves in the sixth inning after grimacing while trying to check his swing. Harper crashed into the right field wall on Tuesday at Turner Field during a home run-robbing attempt. He may have injured himself on that play and then aggravated the injury on Wednesday…

  14. Ryan Zimmerman set to begin rehab assignment tonight

    Apr 30, 2013, 12:48 PM EDT

    Ryan Zimmerman AP

    Ryan Zimmerman will begin a brief minor-league rehab assignment tonight at Single-A, according to Mark Zuckerman of CSNWashington.com. Barring a setback with his hamstring injury Zimmerman is expected to play two games at Single-A, take a day off, and then come off the disabled list to rejoin the Nationals’ lineup Friday. Zimmerman hit .226 with…

  15. Bryce Harper documentary airs Tuesday 9 p.m. ET on ESPN

    Apr 28, 2013, 5:14 PM EDT

    bryce harper getty

    It’s called “Bryce Begins.” Dan Steinberg of the Washington Post explains: The film draws on MLB Productions’s access to the imagery and behind-the-scenes footage of Harper’s time with the Nats, and the hundreds of hours [filmmaker Jess Atkinson] spent with Harper and his family in 12 different cities over the past two years. It draws on…

  16. Nationals hoping to get Ryan Zimmerman back on Friday

    Apr 28, 2013, 3:25 PM EDT

    zimmerman getty

    Nationals third baseman Ryan Zimmerman is scheduled to play in minor league rehab games at High-A Potomac on Tuesday and Wednesday and is expected to be activated from the 15-day disabled list for Friday’s series-opener against the Pirates. This according to MLB.com’s Bill Ladson. Zimmerman has been sidelined since April 17 with a left hamstring…

  17. Ryan Zimmerman on track to return from disabled list next Friday

    Apr 27, 2013, 5:01 PM EDT

    Ryan Zimmerman AP

    Ryan Zimmerman was placed on the disabled list last weekend due to a sore left hamstring, but he’s already nearing his return to game action. Nationals manager Davey Johnson told Chase Hughes of CSNWashington.com this morning that Zimmerman will likely begin a minor league rehab assignment on Monday. While the Nationals haven’t announced which affiliate…

  18. The Nationals are under .500 for the first time since 2011

    Apr 24, 2013, 6:03 PM EDT

    Cardinals' Molina hits a two-run RBI single off Nationals' Strasburg in the first inning of their MLB National League baseball game in Washington

    The Cardinals completed a three-game sweep in D.C. by winning 4-2 on Wednesday, dropping the Nationals to 10-11 on the young season. It’s the first time the popular NL pennant pick has been below .500 since finishing the 2011 season with an 80-81 record. Last year, the Nats were over .500 after every game but…

  19. Nationals place Ryan Zimmerman on DL, promote Anthony Rendon

    Apr 20, 2013, 7:45 PM EDT

    Anthony Rendon

    The Nationals placed third baseman Ryan Zimmerman on the disabled list with a sore left hamstring. In response, they have recalled prospect Anthony Rendon from Double-A Harrisburg, reports Adam Kilgore. Zimmerman had been struggling at the plate, managing a paltry .670 OPS with just one home run. He also appeared to have issues throwing, perhaps…

  20. Ryan Zimmerman sent for MRI on sore hamstring

    Apr 20, 2013, 4:20 PM EDT

    Ryan Zimmerman

    According to Adam Kilgore of the Washington Post, Ryan Zimmerman was sent for an MRI on sore left hamstring today. Zimmerman initially felt a cramp in his hamstring last weekend and aggravated it during Wednesday’s game. He’s out of the starting lineup today for the second straight game. Nationals manager Davey Johnson and general manager…

  21. Does Ryan Zimmerman have the yips?

    Apr 18, 2013, 12:30 PM EDT

    zimmerman getty

    Ryan Zimmerman has had a hell of a time throwing the ball lately. Nats Insider Mark Zuckerman writes about it. Zimmerman thinks it’s a mental issue. His teammates, while downplaying it, think it’s a confidence issue. Here’s Ian Desmond: “In a sense, it’s a confidence thing. He’s never come to me before about how to…

  22. And That Happened: Tuesday’s scores and highlights

    Apr 17, 2013, 6:49 AM EDT

    Royals Braves Basaeball

    Braves 6, Royals 3: I suppose the Braves will lose again at some point. I just don’t know when that point is. The team has 25 homers in 13 games. Yankees 4, Diamondbacks 2: I wasn’t watching this, but as I was going to bed people on Twitter were noting that Mariano Rivera was coming…

  23. Settling the Score: Friday’s results

    Apr 13, 2013, 8:51 AM EDT

    Ramiro Pena Getty

    Last night featured round one of what should be a compelling NL East battle between the Braves and Nationals. While the Nationals had the early advantage behind an excellent effort from Ross Detwiler, the Braves came roaring back in the late innings for an eventual 6-4 win in 10 innings. After scoring one run in…

  24. And That Happened: Thursday’s scores and highlights

    Apr 12, 2013, 6:00 AM EDT

    Los Angeles Dodgers v San Diego Padres

    Had tickets to the Columbus Clippers-Indianapolis Indians game. Daisuke Matsuzaka was scheduled to start. Then it rained and they canceled the game. I have mixed feelings about it all because, on the one hand, baseball. On the other hand I dodged the Matsuzaka bullet. Oh well. Dodgers 3, Padres 2: FISTICUFFSMANSHIP!  Zack Greinke hit Carlos…

  25. Bruce Rondon has bounced back after rough start to spring

    Mar 18, 2013, 10:01 PM EDT

    Bruce Rondon AP

    Bruce Rondon‘s early struggles this spring led to reports that the Tigers were trying to acquire a closer, but the rookie fireballer has bounced back quite nicely of late. Rondon allowed three runs on five hits and five walks over his first 3 2/3 innings during Grapefruit League action, but after taking a few days…

Featured video

Jackie Robinson Day is bittersweet
Top 10 MLB Player Searches
  1. T. Wood (5148)
  2. S. Kazmir (4818)
  3. J. Kubel (4676)
  4. K. Uehara (4137)
  5. I. Nova (4015)
  1. G. Springer (3285)
  2. T. Walker (3143)
  3. M. Moore (2987)
  4. M. Machado (2978)
  5. J. Reyes (2943)