The Washington Nationals and San Diego Padres have worked themselves into a scoreless tie after six innings of play. The pitching in Sunday's game has been fantastic on both sides, holding off offenses from putting runs across the plate. The Nationals have left 13 men on base while the Padres are not far behind with 11.
The most recent missed opportunity for the Nationals came in the top of the sixth-inning when after Laynce Nix walked and Michael Morse singled to have two men on base with no outs. However, catcher Wilson Ramos grounded into a double play during his at-bat and Rick Ankiel grounded out to end the inning and the threat. Padres pitcher Tim Stauffer has been effective against the Nationals, but more impressive is the pitcher pitching against Stauffer's own team. Jordan Zimmermann has pitched six-innings of four hit ball, walking one and striking out seven.
After completing the second-inning the Nationals hit a franchise-record of 97.2 consecutive errorless innings.