If there was one guy on the roster coming out of spring training that caused no cause for the Nationals to be concerned, it was Jordan Zimmermann.
"Unfortunately we're in the results business," Nats manager Matt Williams said after Washington lost in extras to the Marlins.
After the Nationals' sixth loss in their last seven games - this an 8-5 defeat against the Marlins in 10 innings - one all too familiar stat jumped out of the boxscore.
Nationals minor league pitcher Matt Purke will have Tommy John surgery to repair a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his left elbow, the team announced.
Cleared for baseball activities on Monday, Ryan Zimmerman took live batting practice for the first time in over six weeks before the Nationals' game against the Marlins on Wednesday.