After a 6-0 shutout of the Washington Nationals to the Milwaukee Brewers that snapped a 6 game winning streak, the Nats got back in the winning column off the arm of Jordan Zimmermann. Zimmermann tossed 6 strong innings, scattering 5 hits and allowing 1 run on 6 strikeouts, to lead the Nationals to a 4-1 win. Zimmermann threw 93 pitches, 69 for strikes, before being relived in the seventh inning. Another impressive effort by Zimmermann, who improved to 8-6 on the season. Zimmermann lowered his season ERA to 2.28.
Rookie OF Corey Brown hit his first career home run in the fourth inning to give the Nats a 1-0 lead. Brown was hitting .300 with a system lead 21 home runs before being recalled by Washington. Another rookies, Tyler Moore, smacked a two run shot in the same inning to put the Nats up 3-0. It was Moore's 6th homer of the season. Moore finished the night 2 for 4 and raised his batting average to .301. Ryan Zimmerman added the Nationals third home run of the game to cap the Nats scoring in the 5th inning. It was hoem run number 15 for Zim.
Drew Storen and Sean Burnett combined for two middle innings of shutout relief form the Nats bullpen. Tyler Clippard finished the Brewers off in the 9th inning to pick up his 18th save of the season.
Nats improved to 60-40 on the season. Gio Gonzalez takes the mound tomorrow to try and win the series against Milwaukee. He will face Mark Rogers.