Ryan Zimmerman has no sense of the dramatic, at least not during his career-best hitting streak, which reached 25 games tonight.
For the fourth time in five days, Zimmerman hit safely in his first at-bat, this time lacing a hard line-drive single up the middle off Dodgers left-hander Randy Wolf.
During this stretch, the Washington third baseman has come through with a hit in his first plate appearance 10 times. He’s done it in his second plate appearance nine times.
Zimmerman’s current streak, already the longest in Nationals history, has now matched the majors’ longest hit streak in two years. Texas Rangers second baseman Ian Kinsler also hit in 25 straight games last season.
Next on the list: Moises Alou, who had a 30-game hit streak in 2007 while playing for the New York Mets.