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Jordan Zimmermann | Starting Pitcher

Team: Washington Nationals
Age / DOB:  (28) / 5/23/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 220
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Jordan Zimmermann limited the Giants to two runs in eight innings Saturday to earn his ninth win.
Zimmermann gave up a two-run homer to Hunter Pence in the top of the first inning but settled in after that and did not allow a run the rest of the way. He struck out eight and walked none. The right-hander will carry a 9-5 record, 2.93 ERA, and 1.13 WHIP into his next scheduled start on the road against the Mariners. Aug 23 - 8:03 PM

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Jordan Zimmermann took a no-decision after allowing three runs in seven innings as the Nationals won in 11 innings against the D'Backs on Monday.

This marked Zimmermann's fifth consecutive quality start. He yielded only four hits and three walks while striking out two. Zimmermann started the eighth, but allowed a lead-off walk followed by a Didi Gregorius two-run home run. Quietly, Zimmermann has had another solid season, as he now has a 2.97 ERA, a 1.15 ERA, and a 132/24 K/BB ratio. The Giants await him in a home start on Saturday.
Aug 18 - 10:43 PM

Jordan Zimmermann was strong into the seventh inning, allowing only one unearned run in 6 1/3 innings as the Nationals escaped with a win against the Mets on Wednesday.

The only run the right-hander allowed came in the fourth inning due to a fielding error by left fielder Kevin Frandsen. Zimmermann got into some trouble in the seventh, but Drew Storen bailed him out. Overall, Zimmermann allowed five hits, walked none, and struck out four. Now with a 2.92 ERA, 1.15 WHIP, and 130/21 K/BB ratio, he'll look ahead to the Diamondbacks in a home start next Monday.
Aug 13 - 10:21 PM

Jordan Zimmerman did not allow a run in seven innings against the Phillies on Saturday.

Zimmerman scattered just five singles and struck out eight. He did not walk a batter. The win moves Zimmerman to 7-5 on the year. He boasts an ERA of 3.00 and a WHIP of 1.17, to go with 121 strikeouts in 132 innings.
Aug 2 - 10:50 PM

Jordan Zimmermann allowed four runs on eight hits over five innings of work in a no-decision against the Rockies on Tuesday.

Zimmermann was vulnerable to the big hit on Tuesday, as the Rockies scored all four of their runs against him on two homers and an RBI triple. He did strike out six while not walking a batter, raising his season K/BB ratio to 107/20 in 118 innings. Zimmermann will carry a 6-5 record and 3.20 ERA into his start at the Marlins early next week.
Jul 23 - 12:39 AM

Jordan Zimmermann (biceps) is scheduled to start for the Nationals on Tuesday in Colorado.

Zimmermann had to leave his last outing prior to the All-Star break with a strained biceps, but he played catch Thursday and will throw a bullpen session Saturday. The right-hander has put up a 3.03 ERA and 1.21 WHIP for the Nationals this season.
Jul 18 - 3:51 PM

Jordan Zimmermann (biceps) will throw a bullpen session on Friday or Saturday.

Assuming he gets through it with no issues, Zimmermann will avoid the disabled list and be cleared to rejoin the Nationals' rotation next week. The right-hander had to leave his last outing prior to the All-Star break with a strained biceps, but obviously the ailment is considered minor. He's put up a 3.03 ERA and 1.21 WHIP this season.
Jul 18 - 11:36 AM

An MRI taken Saturday morning on the right arm of Jordan Zimmermann showed a biceps strain.

The good news is Zimmermann has no structural damage and might be able to avoid a disabled list stint (with the help of the All-Star break). The right-hander left his start Friday night against the Phillies with what was initially labeled a biceps cramp. He wraps up the first half of the season with a 3.03 ERA and 1.21 WHIP.
Jul 12 - 11:47 PM

Nationals manager Matt Williams said after Friday's game that Jordan Zimmermann was removed with a right bicep cramp.

The right-hander will undergo a precautionary MRI on Saturday to rule out any structural damage. For the moment, it's encouraging that the injury doesn't have anything to do with his elbow or shoulder. Unfortunately, he will now be forced to miss the All-Star Game for the second consecutive season due to injury.
Jul 11 - 10:12 PM

Jordan Zimmermann was removed from Friday's start against the Phillies with an apparent injury.

No word yet on the type or extent of the injury, but it's certainly worrisome that Zimmermann called for the trainer after delivering his last pitch. He had surrendered four runs on six hits over 3 1/3 innings before departing. Look for the Nationals to provide an update on his status shortly.
Jul 11 - 8:19 PM

Jordan Zimmermann held the Cubs scoreless over six innings but settled for a no-decision on Sunday.

Zimmermann scattered seven hits and a walk over six scoreless innings, striking out five. His bullpen deprived him of his seventh win, but it still continued a string of strong starts for the right-hander. He's having another good season for the Nats, as he owns a 2.79 ERA, 1.19 WHIP and 96/20 K/BB ratio over 109 2/3 innings. He'll face the Phillies in Philadelphia on Friday.
Jul 6 - 5:45 PM

Jordan Zimmermann pitched six innings of two-run ball Monday as the Nationals beat the Rockies 7-3.

Zimmermann had a pretty easy night of hit in his sixth straight quality start, throwing just 87 pitches before getting removed for a pinch-hitter. He finishes June 3-2 with a 1.43 ERA and just one homer allowed in 44 innings. His two losses came in starts in which the Nationals were shut out.
Jun 30 - 11:00 PM

Jordan Zimmermann struck out nine Brewers while allowing two runs over six innings in a no-decision on Tuesday.

Zimmermann really only made one mistake all night, a pitch that Ryan Braun hit for a two-run single. Otherwise, Zimmermann scattered six hits and two walks over his six innings. Zimmermann has been terrific in the month of June, posting a 1.25 ERA and 0.78 WHIP in five starts this month. In total, the right-hander has a 2.95 ERA, 1.18 WHIP and 86/18 K/BB ratio over 97 2/3 innings. He'll look to continue that June dominance when he takes on the Cubs in Wrigley on Sunday.
Jun 25 - 1:37 AM

Jordan Zimmermann pitched well but took the loss, allowing two runs over seven innings on Thursday as the Nationals were defeated 3-0 by the Braves.

Zimmermann has been a new pitcher since the month of June began. Including Thursday's outing, he has a 0.84 ERA in four June starts. On this night, he allowed seven hits, walked one, and struck out six. Unfortunately for the Nationals, Gavin Floyd was nearly unhittable. Zimmermann will take a 2.95 ERA, 1.17 WHIP, and 77/16 K/BB ratio into his next start against the Brewers on the road.
Jun 19 - 10:16 PM

Jordan Zimmermann tossed eight innings of one-run ball in a complete-game loss against the Cardinals on Friday.

He's the first Nationals pitcher to throw back-to-back complete games. Amazingly, Zimmerman needed just 76 pitches to finish his eight innings of work. However, a second-inning solo homer by Matt Adams was enough to put him in line for the loss. He struck out five and walked one and now owns a 2.98 ERA and 71/15 K/BB ratio in 84 2/3 innings over 14 starts this season. He'll look for better luck when he faces the Braves next week.
Jun 13 - 11:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Wilson Ramos
2Jose Lobaton
1B1Adam LaRoche
2B1Asdrubal Cabrera
2Danny Espinosa
SS1Ian Desmond
3B1Ryan Zimmerman
2Anthony Rendon
LF1Bryce Harper
2Kevin Frandsen
CF1Denard Span
2Nate McLouth
3Michael Taylor
RF1Jayson Werth
2Scott Hairston
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Stephen Strasburg
2Gio Gonzalez
3Jordan Zimmermann
4Doug Fister
5Tanner Roark
6Matt Purke
7Taylor Jordan
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Rafael Soriano
2Tyler Clippard
3Drew Storen
4Craig Stammen
5Jerry Blevins
6Ross Detwiler
7Matt Thornton
8Ross Ohlendorf
9Erik Davis