Things hit rock bottom for Jair Jurrjens Sunday afternoon in Washington, as the right-hander gave up nine hits and six runs in just 2.1 innings in Atlanta's 9-2 loss to Washington.
Ryan Zimmerman got things going in the first, as he crushed a home run to right field with Steve Lombardozzi on first to make it a 2-0 game. Michael Morse followed with a single, and scored on a Danny Espinosa double to make it 3-0. Roger Bernadina singled as well, bringing in Espinosa and making it a 4-0 game after the first.
Zimmerman struck again in the third, launching his second home run of the game to make it a 5-0 game in favor of Washington. Morse doubled and scored on a single from Espinosa to up Washington's advantage to 6-0.
Jurrjens left after that, finishing with a line of 2.1 IP, 9 H, 6 R, 6 ER, 0 BB, and 0 K.
Washington added one more run in the bottom of the sixth, ending the scoring at 9-2.
Jonny Venters pitched two scoreless innings of relief, which is a very good sign for Atlanta and its bullpen.