Ryan Zimmerman is plenty used to being in the middle of things during the final key moments of a ballgame. This is, after all, a guy with nine career walk-off homers on his ledger.
After a 13-0 win on Saturday, the Nationals found themselves in a very different type of game Sunday as Jordan Zimmermann and Jake Arrieta locked into a pitchers' duel.
It was just one of those days for the Nationals when everything went right.
For those thinking big picture, perhaps the most important inning of Gio Gonzalez's dominant performance against the Cubs is the one he didn't pitch.
GAME IN A NUTSHELL: The Nationals were not part of Friday's blockbuster trade between the Chicago Cubs and Oakland A's.