Jun 23, 2012, 1:47 PM EDT
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Danny Espinosa and his lineup mates totaled one run on five hits last night.
Perhaps you’ve read this story before: Jordan Zimmermann pitches well for seven innings but makes one costly mistake, all the while his teammates are completely shut down by the opposing starter.
It’s become a broken record, and it remained on continuous loop last night in Baltimore when the Nationals lost 2-1 in the opener of this weekend’s Battle of the Beltways series.
Zimmermann’s one mistake: He left a second-inning fastball up to Mark Reynolds, who belted it for a solo homer. His teammates’ entire offensive output against Jason Hammel: one unearned run on five hits.
Rich Dubroff has the full story and reaction on CSNwashington.com.
NL EAST STANDINGS
MON: Nats at Braves, 7:10 p.m.
TUE: Nats at Braves, 7:10 p.m.
WED: Nats at Braves, 7:10 p.m.
THU: Nats at Marlins, 7:10 p.m.
FRI: Nats at Marlins, 7:10 p.m.
SAT: Nats at Marlins, 7:10 p.m.
SUN: Nats at Marlins, 1:10 p.m.
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