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Jordan Zimmermann | Starting Pitcher

Team: Washington Nationals
Age / DOB:  (29) / 5/23/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 220
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Jordan Zimmermann again held the opposition scoreless, this time silencing the Braves' bats in 7 2/3 innings of work to earn a win on Tuesday.
Zimmermann tossed eight scoreless innings in his last start and hasn't allowed a run since the sixth inning on June 17 against the Rays. On Tuesday, he scattered six hits with no walks and six strikeouts. Zimmermann may be starting to catch his stride, sitting on a 3.16 ERA with a 1.27 WHIP and a 69/19 K/BB ratio in 99 2/3 innings. He'll try to keep it going in a home start versus the Giants next. Jun 30 - 10:31 PM

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Jordan Zimmermann held the Braves scoreless over eight innings on Wednesday, but the Nationals needed 11 innings to pull out a win.

Zimmermann scattered six hits, walked none, and struck out three on the evening as he narrowly out-dueled Shelby Miller. It grades out as one of his best starts of the season. He continues to lower his ERA following a mediocre start to the season. Zimmermann will bring a 3.42 ERA, a 1.32 WHIP, and a 63/19 K/BB ratio over 92 innings into a road start versus the very same Braves next week.
Jun 24 - 10:26 PM

Jordan Zimmermann suffered his fifth loss of the season, letting the Rays score three times in seven innings of work on Wednesday.

The Rays drilled two solo home runs in the fifth inning to break a scoreless tie. An error by shortstop Ian Desmond helped the Rays score once more in the sixth. The right-hander allowed eight hits and a walk while striking out eight in the effort. Zimmermann was coming off of a couple of rough outings, so his performance Wednesday is encouraging. He owns a 3.75 ERA, a 1.37 WHIP, and a 60/19 K/BB ratio over 84 innings. He'll match up against the Braves at home next week.
Jun 17 - 10:31 PM

Jordan Zimmermann lasted just 3 1/3 innings and gave up six runs Friday in a loss to the Brewers.

Zimmermann struck out four and walked one in the loss. It was the second time this season that he failed to complete four innings. After giving up three earned runs or fewer in nine straight starts, Zimmermann has now allowed 10 runs over his last two starts. He'll bring a 3.74 ERA into a start against the Rays next week at home.
Jun 13 - 12:50 AM

Jordan Zimmerman struggled in Sunday's loss to the Cubs, allowing four runs on 10 hits over five innings.

Zimmerman had been on an absolute roll coming into the start, having allowed six runs over his last six starts. The Cubs put a halt to the rolling stone on Sunday. Zimmerman served up three RBI singles in the game to account for the four runs against him. He struck out three and walked two in what was an overall off start. It happens to the best of 'em sometimes. On the whole, the numbers are great. Zimmerman's pitching to a 3.18 ERA, 1.30 WHIP and 48/17 K/BB ratio in 63 2/3 innings. He'll try to move past this rockier outing when he faces the Brewers next time he takes the ball.
Jun 7 - 7:46 PM

Jordan Zimmermann spun eight scoreless innings in a 2-0 win over the Blue Jays in the first game of Tuesday's doubleheader.

Zimmermann ran into a bit of trouble in the seventh by loading the bases, but he was able to induce a key double play grounder to get out of the jam. Otherwise, he cruised, scattering six hits to go with one walk and four strikeouts. Zimmermann has allowed just six runs combined over his last six starts, lowering his ERA from 4.88 to 2.88 in the process. He lines up for a start against the Cubs this weekend.
Jun 2 - 3:40 PM

Monday's game between the Blue Jays and Nationals has been postponed due to rain.

It will be made up as part of a day-night doubleheader on Tuesday. Scheduled starters Jordan Zimmermann and R.A. Dickey will be pushed back a day.
Jun 1 - 7:17 PM

Jordan Zimmermann pitched well in a no-decision, yielding one run in seven innings of work as the Nationals lost to the Cubs on Tuesday.

Zimmermann allowed six hits and three walks while striking out five. His only big mistake resulted in a Dexter Fowler home run in the first inning. All five of the right-hander's May starts have been quality starts, helping lower his ERA to 3.26 with a 1.27 WHIP and a 41/14 K/BB ratio in 60 2/3 innings. Zimmermann will toe the rubber against the Blue Jays at home in his next start.
May 26 - 10:05 PM

Jordan Zimmermann pitched seven innings of two-run ball to defeat the Yankees on Wednesday.

Matt Grace and Drew Storen finished up the 3-2 victory. Zimmermann struck out six and walked one. The Nationals have won each of his last five starts, with Zimmermann going 3-0 with a 2.45 ERA over the span.
May 20 - 10:28 PM

Jordan Zimmermann blanked the Padres for six innings Friday in the Nationals' 10-0 win.

Zimmermann had it easy tonight, striking out six and throwing 91 pitches in the rout. He seems to have settled into a groove now after posting a 4.88 ERA in his first five starts. He has a 1.89 ERA in three starts this month.
May 16 - 1:17 AM

Jordan Zimmermann delivered his best outing of the young season in a no-decision, holding the Marlins to two runs (one earned) in seven innings of work in Monday's win.

Marcell Ozuna singled in a run in the first inning, providing the Marlins their only run until the seventh, when Justin Bour hit a solo home run. Zimmermann only allowed six hits in total while walking none and striking out four. He got off to a slow start, but the Nationals hope Monday's outing is a sign he's turned the page. He has a 4.15 ERA, a 1.27 WHIP, and a 22/6 K/BB ratio in 34 2/3 innings. Zimmermann toes the rubber against the Braves next.
May 4 - 10:01 PM

Jordan Zimmermann got the win on Wednesday against the Braves, yielding four runs (three earned) in seven innings.

Zimmermann also helped his own cause, knocking in three runs with a single to left-center in the fourth inning to give the Nationals a 5-3 lead at the time. On the pitching end of things, the right-hander gave up eight hits and a walk while striking out seven. A.J. Pierzynski knocked in two runs in the first inning with a single but Zimmermann was otherwise stingy. He's now 2-2 with a 4.88 ERA, a 1.40 WHIP, and an 18/6 K/BB ratio in 27 2/3 innings. He'll look to lower his ERA when he faces the Marlins at home in his next start.
Apr 29 - 9:58 PM

Jordan Zimmerman held the Marlins to two runs over six innings in Friday's loss.

Zimmerman had allowed nine earned runs over his last 8 2/3 innings, but he settled things down against the Marlins. Over his six innings on Friday, he scattered six hits, struck out four and did not walk a batter. The lone cloud on this outing came when he allowed RBI singles to Mat Latos and Dee Gordon in the fifth inning. Zimmerman would not factor into the decision in the 3-2 loss. He'll look to keep that 5.25 ERA moving downward when he takes to the road against the Braves in his next start.
Apr 24 - 9:59 PM

Jordan Zimmermann gave up four runs (two earned) over 6 1/3 innings in a loss to the Phillies on Saturday.

Zimmermann didn't get any help from his defense, namely from Ian Desmond, but he wasn't particularly sharp either. He gave up four hits and four walks while striking out three batters. It's worth noting that he didn't walk more than three batters in any of his 32 starts last season. After back-to-back uncharacteristic outings, he'll look to bounce back against the Marlins next week.
Apr 18 - 4:46 PM

Jordan Zimmermann had a rare clunker Monday, getting blasted for eight runs -- seven earned -- over just 2 1/3 frames in a loss to the Red Sox.

Usually possessing pinpoint command, Zimmermann had zero of it in this one from the get-go, allowing nine hits, walking one and hitting a pair of batters without recording a strikeout. The right-hander looked sharp in his first outing of the season, so we'll just have to chalk this one up to a "one of those days" starts. He'll have a good chance to rebound this weekend versus the Phillies.
Apr 13 - 7:12 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Wilson Ramos
2Jose Lobaton
1B1Ryan Zimmerman
2Tyler Moore
3Clint Robinson
2B1Anthony Rendon
2Danny Espinosa
3Dan Uggla
SS1Ian Desmond
3B1Yunel Escobar
LF1Jayson Werth
2Michael Taylor
3Reed Johnson
CF1Denard Span
2Nate McLouth
RF1Bryce Harper
2Matt den Dekker
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Stephen Strasburg
2Max Scherzer
3Jordan Zimmermann
4Doug Fister
5Gio Gonzalez
6Joe Ross
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Drew Storen
2Casey Janssen
3Aaron Barrett
4Matt Thornton
5Tanner Roark
6David Carpenter
7Blake Treinen
8Felipe Rivero
9Craig Stammen