|Washington (52-56) «||0||0||0||0||1||1||1||0||1||4||12||1|
MILWAUKEE -- Jordan Zimmermann put on a pretty good show for his family and friends in the stands.
"You always want do to well in your home state and in front of your family and friends," he said. "I was happy to put up some zeroes, get the month of July over with and into a new month."
Zimmermann (13-6) was 12-8 in 2012 after 32 starts. Friday's victory came in his 22nd start. He went six innings, struck out four, but walked a season-high four.
"Every inning, there was a double or a walk and a guy would steal a base," Zimmermann said. "There he sat on second with no outs, but I was able to get a few ground balls and some easy outs when I needed them."
He worked out of jams in the first and third innings, each time stranding Rickie Weeks at third. The Brewers finished 0 for 9 with runners in scoring position.
"It wasn't that much pressure," Zimmermann said. "I just needed a good start after the last three or four I had that were just brutal. It was nice to go out there, go six and put up zeroes. We got the win. That was the main thing."
Washington scored a run in the fifth off Alfredo Figaro (1-3). Harper made it 2-0 in the sixth with his 16th homer of the season.
"That's just Harp," Nationals manager Davey Johnson said. "I expect stuff like that out of Harp. He had a good game."
Anthony Rendon singled home a run in the seventh.
With runners at the corners, Harper added a run when he reached on an error by second baseman Weeks that allowed Denard Span to score in the ninth.
Rafael Soriano pitched the ninth for his 27th save.
"We made some mistakes again today," Brewers manager Ron Roenicke said. "Desmond's steal hurt us. You get behind, you get behind on these guys and if go into the ninth inning and you have to score three runs to tie it, it makes it tough. Really we gave them a couple of runs. We need to play better."
Jayson Werth went 3 for 4 with two singles and a double for Washington.
Figaro was in the game because starter Tom Gorzelanny left in the second inning after being hit on the left wrist by a line drive.
Werth led off the second with a sharp liner right back at the left-hander as he completed his follow-through. At first it appeared the ball struck Gorzelanny on the wrist and then rolled toward the third-base line.
He raced after the ball holding his left arm, but made no effort to pick it up.
Gorzelanny was examined by the team's training staff and was removed from the game. He was replaced by Figaro. The club said that Gorzelanny has a left elbow contusion. X-rays were negative.
"It's a contusion of the left elbow," Roenicke said. "It's day to day. We'll see how he is tomorrow. Hopefully, and for us, obviously, he can make his next start, but I'm not sure."
It's been a tough week for Brewers starters.
Yovani Gallardo left Tuesday's game against the Chicago Cubs in the fifth inning with a strained left hamstring. He went on the 15-day disabled list Wednesday.
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|Bryce Harper, LF||5||1||2||2||0||1||0||.279|
|Anthony Rendon, 2B||5||0||1||1||0||1||2||.255|
|Ryan Zimmerman, 3B||4||0||1||0||0||1||2||.278|
|Jayson Werth, RF||4||0||3||0||0||0||0||.309|
|Adam LaRoche, 1B||3||0||0||0||1||0||2||.230|
|Ian Desmond, SS||4||1||1||0||0||0||2||.277|
|Denard Span, CF||4||1||2||0||0||1||1||.271|
|Wilson Ramos, C||4||1||2||0||0||0||0||.287|
|Jordan Zimmermann, P||2||0||0||0||0||0||0||.136|
|a-Roger Bernadina, PH||1||0||0||0||0||1||1||.182|
|b-Scott Hairston, PH||1||0||0||0||0||1||2||.162|
|a-struck out for Zimmermann in the 7th|
|b-struck out for Clippard in the 9th|
|2B - Jayson Werth (10, Badenhop), Ian Desmond (28, Figaro), Denard Span (22, Gonzalez)|
|HR - Bryce Harper (16, Badenhop)|
|RBI - Bryce Harper 2 (37), Anthony Rendon (15)|
|2-OUT RBI - Anthony Rendon (10)|
|SB - Ian Desmond (14, )|
|CS - Denard Span (5, 2nd base by Badenhop/Lucroy)|
|Team LOB - 7|
|DP - Rendon-Desmond-LaRoche|
|E - Ryan Zimmerman (17, Throwing)|
|Jordan Zimmermann (W,13-6)||6||4||0||0||4||5||0||3.06|
|Ryan Mattheus (H,4)||1||0||0||0||0||1||0||5.49|
|Tyler Clippard (H,20)||1||1||1||1||1||2||1||1.89|
|Rafael Soriano (S,27)||1||0||0||0||0||2||0||2.98|
|HBP - Weeks (by Jordan Zimmermann)|
|Pitches-Strikes - Jordan Zimmermann 100-65, Ryan Mattheus 11-9, Tyler Clippard 20-11, Rafael Soriano 11-10|
|Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Jordan Zimmermann 9-3, Ryan Mattheus 2-0|
|Batters Faced - Jordan Zimmermann 26, Ryan Mattheus 3, Tyler Clippard 5, Rafael Soriano 3|
|Rickie Weeks, 2B||4||0||2||0||0||1||0||.215|
|Norichika Aoki, RF||4||0||0||0||0||0||3||.286|
|Jean Segura, SS||3||0||1||0||1||1||1||.317|
|Jonathan Lucroy, C||3||1||1||1||1||0||3||.286|
|Carlos Gomez, CF||2||0||0||0||2||2||2||.299|
|Caleb Gindl, LF||4||0||0||0||0||1||2||.311|
|Juan Francisco, 1B||3||0||1||0||1||2||1||.236|
|Jeff Bianchi, 3B||4||0||0||0||0||1||2||.241|
|Alfredo Figaro, P||1||0||0||0||0||0||1||.250|
|a-Scooter Gennett, PH||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||.213|
|b-Logan Schafer, PH||1||0||0||0||0||1||0||.227|
|c-Khris Davis, PH||1||0||0||0||0||1||0||.222|
|a-grounded out-bunting for Figaro in the 5th|
|b-struck out for Axford in the 7th|
|c-struck out for Gonzalez in the 9th|
|2B - Rickie Weeks 2 (19, Zimmermann), Jean Segura (14, Zimmermann), Juan Francisco (5, Zimmermann)|
|HR - Jonathan Lucroy (16, Clippard)|
|RBI - Jonathan Lucroy (58)|
|SB - Carlos Gomez 2 (29, 2nd base off Zimmermann/Ramos)|
|CS - Carlos Gomez (5, 3rd base by Zimmermann/Ramos)|
|Team LOB - 9|
|DP - Bianchi-Weeks-Francisco, Bianchi-Weeks-Francisco-Segura-Francisco|
|E - Jeff Bianchi (6, Missed catch of throw), Rickie Weeks (10, Misplayed grounder)|
|Alfredo Figaro (L,1-3)||4||2||1||1||0||3||0||4.45|
|IBB - LaRoche by Burke Badenhop|
|WP - John Axford (4)|
|Pitches-Strikes - Tom Gorzelanny 13-8, Alfredo Figaro 56-38, Burke Badenhop 27-13, John Axford 21-14, Brandon Kintzler 7-5, Mike Gonzalez 23-14|
|Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Tom Gorzelanny 1-1, Alfredo Figaro 4-5, Burke Badenhop 1-1, Brandon Kintzler 1-2, Mike Gonzalez 1-1|
|Batters Faced - Tom Gorzelanny 4, Alfredo Figaro 14, Burke Badenhop 8, John Axford 4, Brandon Kintzler 3, Mike Gonzalez 5|
|Attendance - 34824|
|Game Time - 3:11|
|Temperature - 78|
|Umpires - Home - Jerry Meals, First Base - Chris Conroy, Second Base - Gary Darling, Third Base - David Rackley|