Ryan Zimmerman Is Once Again The Hero As The Nats Move To 25 Games Above .500

Ryan Zimmerman, take a bow son. We aren’t worthy. Zim smacked his 29th home run of the season last night to break up a 1-1 tie, and push the Nats to 72-47, which yes, if you count on your fingers correctly, is 25 games above .500. Through all the injuries (Eaton, Werth, Trea, Stras, Bryce) one of the only constants has been Zimmerman’s health, and career resurgence. Really just can’t say enough good things about him. If he keeps it up, he will finish the season with a batting average above .300, with over 30 HRs, and over 100 RBI. Poor Daniel Murphy is batting .326 and can’t get a peep said about him between Bryce’s MVP-caliber season before going down and Zimmerman’s spectacular bounce-back season.

And big time shout outs to two veterans who have joined the club and done amazing- Howie Kendrick and last night’s starting pitcher and winner, Edwin Jackson. Just the other night Kendrick had a walk off grand slam, and through 15 games with the Nats he’s hitting .354. Beast.

Meanwhile Edwin Jackson, who has played for I think 45 different major league teams since he entered the league in 2003, is now 4-2 with an astonishing 2.92 ERA with the Nats, and not just that, but has gone deep in every game he’s pitched. Quite an incredible pickup and turnaround by the 52 year old pitcher.

Should be a fun weekend for the Nats who have Scherzer, Stras (retuning from injury) and Gio going Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Here’s to hoping everyone stays healthy and you know, maybe we see Scherzer do something remarkable again, he’s very due.