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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 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

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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

Nationals reinstated RHP Jordan Zimmermann from the paternity list.

Zimmermann's daughter was born earlier this week. He'll start Saturday against the Orioles. The right-hander's 3.04 ERA this season is second on the team behind Max Scherzer (2.12).
Jul 11 - 5:29 PM

Jordan Zimmermann (paternity) will return to start Saturday's game against the Orioles.

Zimmermann was placed on the paternity list on Friday, as he's celebrating the birth of his daughter. He'll be back with the team to make his scheduled start on Saturday. The Nationals have yet to announce the starter for Sunday's game, but Max Scherzer (who threw a bullpen session on Friday) could be an option.
Jul 10 - 5:34 PM

Nationals placed RHP Jordan Zimmermann on the paternity list.

Zimmermann is celebrating the birth of his daughter. He was slated to start on Saturday against the Orioles and the team has yet to announce what they plan on doing with their rotation. The paternity list allows three days off. If Zimmermann does not use all three days, it's still possible he starts one of the remaining games this weekend. Both Doug Fister and Max Scherzer are also available to start on regular rest.
Jul 10 - 2:56 PM

Jordan Zimmermann pitched brilliantly in Sunday's victory over the Giants, allowing just one run on three hits over seven strong innings.

The right-hander racked up eight strikeouts on the evening while issuing just one walk. The only blemish on his night came on a solo home run by Brandon Crawford in the fourth inning. The 29-year-old is enjoying another terrific season, compiling a 3.04 ERA, 1.23 WHIP and 77/20 K/BB ratio over 106 2/3 innings. He'll look to wrap up the first half on a high note when he squares off against the Orioles in Baltimore on Saturday.
Jul 5 - 11:17 PM

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

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

Depth Charts

C1Wilson Ramos
2Jose Lobaton
1B1Ryan Zimmerman
2Tyler Moore
3Clint Robinson
2B1Anthony Rendon
2Danny Espinosa
3Dan Uggla
SS1Ian Desmond
2Trea Turner
3B1Yunel Escobar
LF1Jayson Werth
2Matt den Dekker
3Reed Johnson
CF1Denard Span
2Michael Taylor
3Nate McLouth
RF1Bryce Harper
Starting Pitcher
S1Stephen Strasburg
2Max Scherzer
3Jordan Zimmermann
4Gio Gonzalez
5Joe Ross
Relief Pitcher
R1Jonathan Papelbon
2Drew Storen
3Casey Janssen
4Matt Thornton
5Blake Treinen
6Felipe Rivero
7Doug Fister
8David Carpenter
9Aaron Barrett
10Craig Stammen