Gone are the swings a tick too slow, the confounding strikeouts, the weak ground balls to the left side. In the first three games since Ryan Zimmerman received a cortisone shot in the AC joint of his right shoulder, he was 6 for 13 with two doubles and a home run. Tuesday night, in the process of notching his 1,000th career hit, Zimmerman had his first three-hit game since May 19, a span of 30 games and 128 plate appearances. It's almost as if a switch was flipped the minute the Washington Nationals' team doctors administered the corticosteroid directly to the spot that had been hampering Zimmerman for several weeks.
Ryan Zimmerman gives Nationals' offense shot of power after injection
Washington Times | Jun 28