Zimmerman sets runners left on base record vs. Cubs
It's not always pleasant hitting behind the reigning National League MVP Bryce Harper in the Washington Nationals lineup and Ryan Zimmerman found out exactly why Sunday.
The 31-year-old veteran went 1-for-7 against the Cubs, setting a new major-league record for runners left on base with 14.
"Unfortunately, I couldn’t come through," Zimmerman told reporters. "If I had to do it all over again that’s the spot I want to be in. Give it to me 10 more times and I’ll take it every single time."
Zimmerman broke the previous record (12) by one player in a game, which was done four times, according to Baseball Almanac.
|Trot Nixon||12||June 12 2003|
|David Ortiz||12||May 14 2009|
|Glenn Beckert||12||Sept 16 1972|
|Todd Helton||12||Apr 11 1998|
Zimmerman wasn't the only Nationals player to enter the record books on Sunday, as Harper also did so by earning six walks in the contest.
The two-time Silver Slugger is struggling thus far in the 2016 season. He’s hitting .236/.293/.340 with one home run and 12 RBIs in 116 plate appearances.