The Phillies have an off-day in Washington,
DC this afternoon, but they've already caught their first break in
their scheduled matchup with the Nationals set to kick off on Tuesday. Third baseman Ryan Zimmerman is headed to the DL
with an abdominal strain. He has solid numbers against the Phillies
over his career but was particularly good against them in 13 games in
2010 with a 1.012 OPS, 17 hits, and 11 RBIs. Jerry Hairston Jr. or Alex
Cora will try to fill in his big shoes at third.
Comment fodder: what do you think the Phillies did on Monday in DC? They do have a lovely zoo, you know.