The Washington Nationals are well on their way towards a sweep of the Atlanta Braves on Thursday night. The Nationals are scoring runs and the Braves are being vexed by pitching from Jordan Zimmermann which has put the Nats in the lead 4-1.
Zimmermann has been stupendous for five-innings giving up only one run on three hits and striking out 10 Braves. Chipper Jones was able to go solo off Zimmermann in the bottom of the third. While Zimmermann has been holding the Atlanta line-up down, the Nats have been getting runs across the plate. In the second-inning second baseman took Derek Lowe yard with a two-run home run. First baseman Adam LaRoche scored Laynce Nix on an RBI single in the fourth-inning and in the same inning the Nats scored again after Ivan Rodriguez grounded into a force out, by a bad throw allowed LaRoche to score and Rodriguez to get on first.
Zimmermann is dealing as the teams move their way into the sixth-inning.