Jordan Zimmermann took a tough-luck loss Saturday, giving up two runs -- one earned -- over eight innings against the Padres.
Zimmermann was as good as anticipated in PETCO, striking out six, walking none and scattering seven hits. One of the most underrated pitchers in the majors, Zimmermann is 7-2 with a 1.62 ERA and 45/9 K/BB rate in nine starts over 66 2/3 innings.
Jayson Werth is going to Chicago to see another specialist regarding his tight right hamstring.
Werth suffered a setback in his rehab Wednesday when he felt some tightness in his hamstring during a game at High-A Potomac. He saw a doctor in New York on Saturday, and he'll see another one in Chicago early next week. He is still hoping to return to the Nationals' lineup by Friday but that seems unlikely to happen.
Bryce Harper will miss Saturday and likely Sunday's game as well because of a bruised left knee.
Harper is still feeling the effects of running into the Dodger Stadium outfield wall on Monday night and is getting a few days to recover in San Diego before the Nationals head to San Francisco. Harper underwent an MRI on his abdomen on Friday, which came back clean.
Bryce Harper is not in the Nationals' lineup Saturday.
Harper is still trying to get over the various injuries that he suffered Monday when he ran into the outfield wall at Dodger Stadium. Tyler Moore will start in right field Saturday night against the Padres.
Pinch-hitter Chad Tracy homered off Huston Street in the top of the 10th inning to lead the Nationals to a 6-5 win over the Padres on Friday.
Incredibly, it was the first RBI for a Nationals pinch-hitter in 42 games this season. It was also the sixth homer surrendered by Street in 17 1/3 innings, tripling his total from his 39 innings pitched last year.
Despite taking a comebacker off his pitching hand, Drew Storen pitched a scoreless 10th inning Friday against the Padres for his first save.
Aided by a Ryan Zimmerman throwing error, Rafael Soriano took a blown save in the ninth. Storen got his chance in the 10th after a Chad Tracy homer and got the job done, though not before allowing a couple of singles. The first of those was a hard shot up the middle that deflected off his pitching hand. Storen, though, remained in after a couple of warmups. His ERA sits at 4.41 currently, and he's no threat to Soriano's job as is.