from the washongtons post
The Nationals today will play their ninth game of the season without Ryan Zimmerman in the starting lineup, which would have qualified as a nightmare scenario before the season began. No National creates more runs on offense or saves more on defense than Zimmerman. "He is," Manager Jim Riggleman said, "the ultimate baseball player." But as Zimmerman eyes a return to the starting lineup in Chicago against the Cubs - he jogged and took batting practice today and said, "it's looking better and better each day - the Nationals have stayed afloat without him. In games the Nationals have played without Zimmerman in the starting lineup, they are 4-4. (In one of those wins, of course.
should be back in starting lineup