Another injury knocks hot-hitting Ryan Zimmerman out of the Nationals’ lineup

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Ryan Zimmerman has been on fire since returning from a disabled list stint for plantar fasciitis in late July, hitting .311 with 11 homers, 13 doubles, and a 1.024 OPS in 39 games. But now the Nationals first baseman is hurt again.

Zimmerman tweaked his left oblique muscle while taking a swing during Monday’s loss to the Mets and is out of the starting lineup for tonight’s game.

For now the Nationals are calling it a day-to-day injury, but if Zimmerman has a standard oblique strain it could potentially knock him out for the remainder of the season.