Jordan Zimmermann tossed a 2-hit shutout to lead the Nationals to an 8-0 thrashing of the Marlins Friday night, though they didn't receive the help they needed from the Pirates.
Jordan Zimmermann notched his 19th win on Friday night with a complete-game shutout against Miami. With the win, Washington's slim playoff hopes appear to remain alive.
After playing catch with no issues, Stephen Strasburg has been cleared to start Saturday night for the Nationals against the Marlins.
The Nationals are 7-0 at home this season against the Marlins. They'll need to make it 8-0 tonight if they want to stay alive in the NL Wild Card race.