If the Washington Nationals are afraid of snakes, they certainly did not show it on Friday night. They jumped into the viper's pit with one of the NL's current hottest teams in the Arizona Diamondbacks and did not get bit as they came away from their first night in the desert with a win by they score of 6-1.
The Nationals offense was powered by catcher Wilson Ramos who collected a three-RBI game including a two-run double in the first-inning. First baseman Michael Morse put two runs on the board and left fielder Roger Bernadina had a RBI-triple. Nationals starting pitcher Jordan Zimmermann was spectacular giving up only one run on six hits, issuing only one walk and striking out four in seven innings. His only hiccup came in the seventh-inning when he gave up a groundout RBI to Gerardo Parra. Relievers Todd Coffey, Sean Burnett and Drew Storen backed Zimmermann from the bullpen and put their foots on the D-Backs' necks.
The Nationals are now on a three-game win streak and hold a record of 25-31.