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VIDEO: Zimmerman plays LF at Potomac

May 31, 2014, 11:23 PM EDT

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Ryan Zimmerman completed the second leg of his minor league rehab assignment on Saturday night, playing five innings in left field for the Single-A Potomac Nationals.

Zimmerman went 1-for-3 with a strikeout in the P-Nats’ 8-1 win over the Salem Red Sox. Through two games with Potomac he is 1-for-6 with an RBI.

Zimmerman has been out since April 12 when he broke his right thumb while sliding into second base against the Braves in Atlanta. He is currently eyeing a Tuesday return when the Nationals play the Phillies in Washington.

Watch highlights of his return and reaction from Zimmerman right here:

  1. unkyd59 - Jun 1, 2014 at 12:50 AM

    Where’s the Yu post? Got the email, but never saw it here…?

  2. David Proctor - Jun 1, 2014 at 1:10 AM

    Interesting watching Ian Krol in the Tigers game. He still has the good fastball, but he was throwing the curveball for strikes. He never did that last year.

    • Doc - Jun 1, 2014 at 1:17 AM

      Just looking at the stats, and nothing more, it looks like the hitters are going after Robbie Ray.

      Control seems decent, though.

  3. NatsLady - Jun 1, 2014 at 4:04 AM

    I listened to a little of the game (audio). The announcer is SO young! And they love having the “Z-man” there, he’s a total celebrity. The game was more than a sellout and when he came up for his first AB the crowd roared. Must be kind of fun for RZ to be a big fish in a small pond once in a while. Hope he gives the boys a really nice spread.

  4. Theophilus T.S. - Jun 1, 2014 at 8:41 AM

    Couldn’t they give him a uniform that fits?

    • 6ID20 - Jun 1, 2014 at 9:08 AM

      Those are throwback uniforms they’re wearing. The P-Nats used to be the Prince William Cannons and were a Pirates farm team when Barry Bonds was a minor leaguer. Barry Bonds wore 24 for the Bucs. So no doubt 24 was the uniform of honor for the throwback game which is why they gave it to Zim. Looks like the jersey was juicing. The pants fit.

  5. micksback1 - Jun 1, 2014 at 8:59 AM

    as I said yesterday, Nats need to win every 5 out of 6 series, they are off to a good start having done that verse Rangers. Fister is doing what we thought Haren would do last season as he is doing in LA.

    how bout Morse!! man i wish he was still here.

  6. micksback1 - Jun 1, 2014 at 9:01 AM

    Fister and Roark are our best and most consistent pitchers as of today, Stras is 3rd, JZim is dead last and Gio, we will see, I hope he is not a head case like Stras

    • Theophilus T.S. - Jun 1, 2014 at 9:55 AM

      Roark has done well — for what he is, No. 5 in the rotation. (Similarly, Zimmermann and Gonzalez have done poorly, though I’m giving Gonzalez a temporary pass while we see whether the problem was really in his shoulder all along, not his head.) You can’t say, however, Roark is more consistent than Strasburg. Right now, if I’m out in front early, I want Fister on the mound. If I want a pitcher who’ll give me seven innings — which I think is a pretty low bar — I want Strasburg. Absent extended stays on the DL, I expect Roark will end up the season as No. 4 or 5 — maybe not that slot in the rotation but in overall production.

      • Ghost of Steve M. - Jun 1, 2014 at 10:25 AM

        For whatever you like or don’t like the Nats are 6-5 on games started by JZim. Could he pitch better? Yes. He has 4 of his 11 starts with 1 run or less and 8 of his 11 starts of 3 runs or less and that’s what you want from your starters. He’s had 3 blowup games but if you watch each of those games you can start to see a pattern of plays not made behind him like in the Miami game and the Pittsburgh game.

        JZim is a pitch to contact guy and if you watch the games you see balls that have to be fielded aren’t. When you put Frandsen at 2nd the ball will find him and it did in JZim’s last start. If Frandsen gets the hot smash at his right foot in the last game JZim finishes with 1 earned run.

  7. Section 222 - Jun 1, 2014 at 9:27 AM

    So what about the ball he misplayed in LF as reported by DP in a previous thread? Not worth mentioning?

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