They managed to keep their healthy lineup intact for 17 games before injury once again befell the Nationals last night.
Ryan Zimmerman strained his right hamstring legging out a grounder in the top of the sixth at Coors Field, hustle that allowed a run to score and ultimately helped the Nationals secure a 7-4 victory over the Rockies that extended their lead in the NL East to 2 games over Atlanta.
The full extent of Zimmerman's injury won't be known until he gets an MRI this morning in Denver, but you needed only watch the replay to recognize this isn't going to be a day-to-day thing. Zimmerman clutched upper right leg about three steps shy of first base, then tripped and fell to the ground. He immediately called for a trainer, then had to be helped off the field, eventually putting some weight on the leg but limping noticeably as he departed.