By Sarah Berkowitz

The Phillies were mere bit players last night in the Ryan Zimmerman show!

The Nationals’ slugger homered, drove in three runs and led a 6-2 victory over the Phillies.

A.J. Cole (1-0) allowed one run over six innings in his first start of the season and helped the Nationals win their fourth straight game.

The Nationals lead the majors with a 21-9 record and won the past two games without 2015 NL MVP Bryce Harper. Harper strained his left groin on Thursday and could return to the lineup today.

Zimmerman leads the league in hitting, hits, home runs, RBIs, and a slew of other major offensive categories. He was robbed of a homer in the second inning on a leaping catch by center fielder Odubel Herrera.