Jordan Zimmermann just pitched a one-hitter for the Washington Nationals, perhaps the best start by a D.C. pitcher since the August 8, 1931 no-hitter by Bobby Burke of the Washington Senators. Zimmermann allowed one hit, one walk and an error. Burke walked five Boston Red Sox that day, so Zimmermann’s may have actually been a better game.
IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA Zimmermann(W, 4-1) 9.0 1 0 0 1 4 0 2.00
This is the second night in a row the Nats held the visiting Cincinnati Reds to a single hit for the second night in a row. The last time that happened ALMOST 113 YEARS AGO!
Reds haven’t been held to 1 hit in consecutive games since July 5-6, 1900 vs Brooklyn at Cin’s League Park. Courtesy #Elias.
— Reds (@Reds) April 27, 2013
That was the Superbas who last did this to the Reds. The Superbas!
If I recall correctly, there was one previous one-hitter complete game since baseball returned to the District in 2005, but I’m still looking for it.
The one run of the game was scored by Bryce Harper who tripled in the 4th and was knocked in by a Jayson Werth single. Homer Bailey pitched very well in the loss.
JZimm.Best starting performance in Nats history.CG 1 hit SO on 91 pitches in 1-0 win!Wow
— Dave Jageler (@DaveJageler) April 27, 2013
MORE DETAILS COURTESY OF FEDERAL BASEBALL
1st time D.C.-based team had b-to-b 1-hit games since 1917 when Walter Johnson, Jim Shaw, Doc Ayers and George Dumont did it vs #WhiteSox.
— federalbaseball (@federalbaseball) April 27, 2013
THE FRIDAY CURSE IS OVER!
Win also breaks Nats 8 game Friday night losing streak. First Friday win since August
— Dan Steinberg (@dcsportsbog) April 27, 2013
Zimmermann the Nats’ latest 1-hit wonder – CSN Washington
Jordan Zimmermann dominates Reds with one-hit shutout – The Wash. Times
The Nats are now 12-11.
Dan Haren on the mound for D.C., game on FOX.