Washington 9, San Francisco 3

Boxscore | Recap
Tuesday, July 3, 2012 6:35 PM
Location - Nationals Park
Temperature - 94°
Umpires - Home Plate - Scott Barry, First Base - Jerry Meals, Second Base - Gary Darling, Third Base - Paul Emmel,
Attendance - 36985

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
San Francisco 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 3 10 2
Washington 0 2 3 3 0 0 0 1 9 13 1

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
San Francisco 45-36 26-16 19-20 L1
Washington 46-32 21-14 25-18 W2

Recap


Nationals 9, Giants 3: Ian Desmond belted a two-run homer and Jordan Zimmermann tossed six solid innings as host Washington roughed up Tim Lincecum to emerge victorious in a battle of division leaders.

Rookie Bryce Harper, Adam LaRoche, Danny Espinosa and Zimmermann ripped RBI doubles for the NL East-leading Nationals, who have won five of their last seven games.

After ending a career-worst 10-start winless streak in his last outing, Lincecum (3-9) was brutalized right from the start. The two-time National League Cy Young Award winner yielded a season-high eight runs on nine hits in 3 1/3 innings.

Desmond provided the big blow against Lincecum in the third inning after depositing a slider over the wall in left field. The blast was Desmond's career-high 14th homer of the season - the most by a Nationals/Montreal Expos shortstop prior to the All-Star break. Orlando Cabrera had 13 during the 2003 season.

Staked to an offensive explosion, Zimmermann (5-6) breezed to his first home victory of the season. He allowed two runs and struck out seven in six innings before exiting after a rain delay.

Gregor Blanco had a two-run single in the fifth inning for the NL West-leading Giants, who fell for just the fourth time in 11 outings.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Zimmermann has tossed at least six innings in all 16 of his starts this season. ... The Nationals reinstated Henry Rodriguez and placed fellow right-hander Chien-Ming Wang on the 15-day disabled list. ... Lincecum's ERA climbed to 6.08.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
San Francisco   Washington
Tim Lincecum Player Jordan Zimmermann
Loss W/L Win
3.1 IP 6.0
2 Strikeouts 7
9 Hits 7
18.90 ERA 1.50
Hitting
San Francisco   Washington
Brandon Crawford Player Danny Espinosa
3 Hits 3
0 RBI 1
0 HR 0
3 TB 4
.750 Avg .750

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
San Francisco 10 0 12 .278 22 11 3 1 1 2
Washington 13 1 22 .351 13 6 9 2 3 1

Upcoming Games

  • Washington will play their next game at home against San Francisco. The Nationals have a W/L % of .622 after a win and .545 after a loss.
  • San Francisco will play their next game on the road against Washington. The Giants have a W/L % of .511 after a win and .611 after a loss.