Zimmermann complete game not enough as Nats fall 1-0 to Angels in series finale

Jordan Zimmermann was masterful for the Nationals (40-41) Wednesday night pitching a complete game. However, the offense, as it has so many times this season, failed the hard-throwing right-hander.

A strong effort from Angels (42-40) starter Dan Haren shut down the Nats’ offense and didn’t allow Washington to salvage a game in the three-game interleague series.

Davey Johnson tells the media that Jordan Zimmermann’s outing was one of the best he’s ever seen

The only run scored in the game came on a Howie Kendrick double play ball in the fourth inning to deliver the 1-0 win for Los Angeles. Kendrick’s ball scored Bobby Abreu, who reached base on Zimmermann’s lone walk.

Jerry Hairston Jr. came out of the game in the fifth inning with a right hand contusion.

The Nationals will come home to finish out their first half of the season with a 10-game homestand beginning Friday night against the Pittsburgh Pirates.