Nationals first baseman Ryan Zimmerman did not have as productive a Sunday afternoon at the plate as teammate Bryce Harper. The veteran went 1-for-7 with an RBI double in the Nationals’ 13-inning, 4-3 loss to the Cubs. Zimmerman left 14 runners on base, setting a new major league record.
The previous record for runners left on base was 12, held by four players: David Ortiz (2009), Trot Nixon (2003), Todd Helton (1998), and Glenn Beckert (1972).
Zimmerman, 31, is having a rough go of it thus far in the 2016 season. He’s hitting .236/.293/.340 with one home run and 12 RBI in 116 plate appearances.