7:05 PM ET, April 20, 2009
Nationals Park, Washington, D.C.
WASHINGTON -- Between the rain and the chill, the weather was awful. The stands were as empty as they've ever been for a Washington Nationals game, with perhaps a few dozen brave souls left by the end.
• The Nationals' bullpen, which entered the game with four blown saves and a 6.48 ERA, earned its first save of the season.
• Jordan Zimmermann was victorious in his MLB debut. He's just the second of 13 Washington starters this decade to win his MLB debut.
• The Nats picked up just their second win of the season.
-- ESPN Stats & Information
Zimmerman had a hit and scored a run. ... Braves C Brian McCann was out of the starting lineup for a second consecutive game because of blurred vision. He is to meet with an eye doctor Tuesday. ... Atlanta has lost four of its past five games.
Regular Season Series
|Atlanta leads 10-8 (as of Mon 4/20)|
|Fri 4/10||@ATL 6, WAS 5||Recap|
|Sat 4/11||@ATL 5, WAS 3||Recap|
|Sun 4/12||@ATL 8, WAS 5||Recap|
|» Mon 4/20||@WAS 3, ATL 2||Box Score|
|Tue 4/21||@WAS 4, ATL 3||Recap|
|Wed 4/22||ATL 1, @WAS 0||Recap|
|Fri 7/3||ATL 9, @WAS 8||Recap|
|Sat 7/4||@WAS 5, ATL 3||Recap|
|Sun 7/5||@WAS 5, ATL 3||Recap|
|Tue 8/11||@ATL 8, WAS 1||Recap|
|Wed 8/12||@ATL 6, WAS 2||Recap|
|Fri 9/25||ATL 4, @WAS 1||Recap|
|Sat 9/26||ATL 11, @WAS 5||Recap|
|Sun 9/27||ATL 6, @WAS 3||Recap|
|Thu 10/1||WAS 2, @ATL 1||Recap|
|Fri 10/2||WAS 6, @ATL 3||Recap|
|Sat 10/3||WAS 6, @ATL 4||Recap|
|Sun 10/4||WAS 2, @ATL 1||Recap|
|Complete Schedule: Braves | Nationals|
|4th||M Diaz homered to left center, C Jones scored.||2||0|
|4th||E Dukes singled to right, N Johnson scored, R Zimmerman to third.||2||1|
|4th||J Flores hit sacrifice fly to left, R Zimmerman scored, E Dukes to third.||2||2|
|6th||J Flores singled to left, E Dukes scored, J Willingham to second.||2||3|
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|Stadium||Nationals Park, Washington, D.C.|
|Attendance||12,473 (30.1% full) - % is based on regular season capacity|
|Weather||58 degrees, overcast|
|Umpires||Home Plate - Jim Wolf, First Base - Gary Cederstrom, Third Base - Brian Onora|