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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
Contract: view contract details

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Jordan Zimmermann pitched six innings of two-run ball Wednesday in a loss to the Braves.
A free agent to be, Zimmermann was probably making his final start with the Nationals tonight. He ends a rather disappointing campaign with a 3.66 ERA and a 1.20 WHIP, his worst marks in the five years since he returned from Tommy John surgery. He'll still do quite well in free agency this winter, but he didn't set himself up for the bonanza that seemed to be awaiting him going into the year. Sep 30 - 9:39 PM

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Jordan Zimmermann was tagged for six runs over five innings in a loss to the Phillies on Friday.

Most of the damage came from Aaron Altherr, who hit an inside-the-park grand slam and a solo homer. Zimmermann is an impending free agent, so this isn't what he had in mind for what could be his final home start as a member of the Nationals. The 29-year-old will bring a 3.68 ERA into his season finale next week against the Braves.
Sep 25 - 9:55 PM

Jordan Zimmermann will start Friday instead of Thursday due to a stiff neck.

That means he'll get the Phillies instead of the Orioles -- a nice boost to his potential for a strong fantasy start. The neck thing doesn't sound too serious.
Sep 22 - 4:45 PM

Jordan Zimmermann got a no-decision in Monday's 11-inning win versus the Phillies after serving up six runs in six innings.

The Nationals had staked Zimmermann to a 5-2 lead thanks to a Jayson Werth grand slam, but the right-hander gave four back in the sixth inning, including three on a Cody Asche home run. Overall, he gave up seven hits and a walk while striking out eight in one of his worst starts this season. Zimmermann currently holds a 3.51 ERA with a 1.20 WHIP and a 150/35 K/BB ratio over 184 2/3 innings. He'll take the hill at home against the Marlins in his next start.
Sep 14 - 11:06 PM

Jordan Zimmerman limited the Mets to a lone run in 5 2/3 innings, but took a no-decision as the Nationals lost on Tuesday.

Zimmermann allowed only a solo home run to David Wright in the second inning. Curtis Granderson hit a one-out triple in the sixth, and the right-hander struck out Yoenis Cespedes before departing. Reliever Matt Thornton ended the inning with no damage. On the evening, Zimmermann gave up three hits and a walk while striking out six. He now has a 3.32 ERA, a 1.19 WHIP, and a 142/34 K/BB ratio over 178 2/3 innings. He'll take on the Phillies in a road match next week.
Sep 8 - 10:46 PM

Jordan Zimmermann picked up his 12th win after allowing one run over six innings Thursday against the Braves.

Zimmerman just had to figure out how to keep his concentration and keep his arm loose while the Nationals racked up 14 runs over the first six innings. They've now scored 44 runs in his last four starts, all of which were wins. They totaled seven in his previous four starts, all of which were losses (three credited to Zimmerman).
Sep 3 - 11:00 PM

Jordan Zimmermann turned in a nice start in Saturday's 5-1 win over the Marlins, throwing seven innings of one-run ball.

Zimmermann scattered seven hits while striking out four and walking one. Justin Bour managed a solo homer against Zimmy in the seventh, but it was otherwise a trouble-free outing for the 29-year-old right-hander. Turning the corner to September, he'll look to improve on a 3.45 ERA and 1.22 WHIP while taking on the Braves.
Aug 29 - 9:51 PM

Jordan Zimmermann gave up three home runs and six runs total -- four earned -- over six innings in Tuesday's win over the Rockies.

It wasn't a banner win for the right-hander, who allowed nine hits and a walk in the game. Zimmermann has now given up 15 homers through 25 starts. The win was Zimmermann's first since July 11, though, so he'll take a victory any way he can get it. Zimmermann is 9-8 with a 3.44 ERA and 1.21 WHIP heading into Sunday's start against the Brewers.
Aug 19 - 1:43 AM

Jordan Zimmermann pitched a brilliant game in Wednesday's 3-0 loss to the Dodgers, allowing one run on two hits over seven innings.

In almost any other game, Zimmermann's effort likely would have resulted in a win. Unfortunately for the 29-year-old right-hander, the opposing pitcher in Wednesday's contest was Mr. Clayton Kershaw. Zimmy was stuck with the tough-luck loss despite striking out a season-high nine. The only run to score against him came via an RBI single by Carl Crawford and he finished his outing retiring the final 13 batters he faced. He exited April with an ERA of 4.88, but has worked that number down to a 3.34 mark. In addition, he also holds a 1.19 WHIP and 114/26 K/BB ratio across 148 1/3 innings. A road showdown with the Rockies is up next on his schedule.
Aug 13 - 12:33 AM

Jordan Zimmermann delivered another strong start on Friday, hurling 6 2/3 innings of one-run ball against the Rockies.

Zimmermann racked up six strikeouts on the evening while allowing just four hits. The only blemish on his night was an RBI single by Ben Paulsen before he departed in the seventh. He left with a 4-1 lead and in line for his ninth victory, but Drew Storen's meltdown in the eighth inning wiped that out. The right-hander is in the midst of another very strong season and will carry a 3.47 ERA and 1.22 WHIP into Wednesday's matchup against the Dodgers in Los Angeles.
Aug 7 - 10:30 PM

Jordan Zimmerman struggled in a losing effort against the Mets on Sunday, allowing five runs on six hits over his six innings of work.

The right-hander issued a pair of walks while punching out seven on the evening. All of the damage against him came in a span of four batters in the third inning where Curtis Granderson, Daniel Murphy and Lucas Duda all launched towering home runs. Even with this rough outing, Zimmermann will bring a 3.57 ERA and 1.25 WHIP into Friday's matchup against the Rockies.
Aug 2 - 10:53 PM

Jordan Zimmermann lost for the first time since June 17 after the Marlins scored three times in six innings on Tuesday.

Two of the runs scored on outs, but Zimmermann allowed eight hits and two walks (both intentional) while striking out only two. He held the opposition to three or fewer runs in six of seven starts during his undefeated streak. As a result, he has a 3.36 ERA, a 1.25 WHIP, and a 92/23 K/BB ratio over 128 2/3 innings. Zimmermann will look to get back in the win column when he squares off against the Mets in New York next.
Jul 28 - 10:24 PM

Jordan Zimmermann tossed a nice game in Wednesday afternoon's win over the Mets, allowing three runs on seven hits over seven innings.

Zimmermann struck out six without walking a batter. All three runs against him scored in the fourth inning, when he surrendered a two-run double to Kirk Nieuwenhuis and an RBI single to Kevin Plawecki. Unfortunately for Zimmy, the Nationals' offense stalled out against Noah Syndergaard and company, and the pitcher would be out of the game by the time his teammates finally rallied to take the lead in the eighth inning. On the whole this season, Zimmermann holds a 3.30 ERA, 1.23 WHIP and a 90/21 K/BB ratio across 126 2/3 innings. He'll take to the road against the Marlins next time he toes the rubber.
Jul 22 - 3:58 PM

Friday's game between the Nationals and Dodgers was suspended in the sixth inning due to lighting issues.

The game will be resumed on Saturday with the Nationals leading 3-2 in the top of the sixth inning. The two sides sat through a delay of a little over an hour when the lights went out in Nationals Park. Once play resumed, the two sides were only able to play for another few minutes before the same issue struck again. They'll finish up at 2:00PM on Saturday, with their regularly scheduled game starting at 4:05, or 20 minutes after the conclusion of the suspended game, whichever comes later.
Jul 17 - 10:58 PM

Jordan Zimmermann logged five innings Saturday against the Orioles, allowing nine hits and four earned runs.

It was one of Zimmermann's worst efforts of the year but the Nationals provided enough run support for him to earn his eighth victory. The right-hander has posted a stellar 21-to-1 strikeout to walk ratio over his last four starts. He'll finish the first half with a 3.22 ERA across 111 2/3 innings.
Jul 11 - 11:08 PM

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3Clint Robinson
2B1Anthony Rendon
2Danny Espinosa
3Dan Uggla
4Wilmer Difo
SS1Ian Desmond
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3B1Yunel Escobar
LF1Jayson Werth
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3Reed Johnson
CF1Denard Span
2Michael Taylor
3Nate McLouth
RF1Bryce Harper
Starting Pitcher
S1Stephen Strasburg
2Max Scherzer
3Jordan Zimmermann
4Gio Gonzalez
5Tanner Roark
Relief Pitcher
R1Jonathan Papelbon
2Drew Storen
3Casey Janssen
4Matt Thornton
5Blake Treinen
6Felipe Rivero
7Doug Fister
8David Carpenter
9Aaron Barrett
10Craig Stammen
11Pedro Severino
12Rafael Martin
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