Latest Update Jordan Zimmermann brilliant through eight in win Sun Aug, 24, 07:15 AM
Is extremely polished and poised on the mound. Throws strikes and generates good movement on his pitches. Can also be dominant when he's on his game.
Flaws: : Needs to do a better job of keeping the ball down in the strike zone, or risk surrendering too many long balls. Injuries have been an issue with him.
Zimmermann has now thrown six-straight quality starts (41.2 innings) and has posted a 2.16 ERA with a 33:4 K:BB. Though he's only amassed nine wins on the year, he's managed to maintain a stellar 2.93 ERA with a 1.13 WHIP and has established himself as the staff ace in the wake of some of Stephen Strasburg's struggles. He'll face the Mariners on the road next week.Analyst: Howard Bender
Following Monday's performance, Zimmermann remains 8-5 with a 2.97 ERA and 1.15 WHIP through 25 starts, while owning a solid 133:23 K:BB rate over 151.2 innings. His success can be attributed to his ability to limit walks while allowing only 10 balls to leave the park and if he can keep that trend moving forward, a strong finish should be in store for this Nationals hurler. Zimmermann will look to get back in the win column when he takes on the Giants on Saturday. Analyst: Matthew Beck
Zimmermann has now thrown four-straight quality starts and has allowed just five earned runs over his last 26.2 innings (1.69 ERA) with an impressive 23:1 K:BB. He continues to display outstanding command and he's now lowered his ERA is a 2.92 on the season. He's got a nice, favorable start against Arizona next week so look for more of the same.Analyst: Howard Bender
Zimmermann didn't have his best stuff on Thursday, but he managed to escape with a no-decision after the offense held up their end of the bargain. He is now 7-5 with a 3.06 ERA and 1.17 WHIP through 23 starts while holding down a very impressive 126:21 K:BB rate over 138.1 innings. As long as he continues to keep his walks to a minimum and keep the ball in yard (only 9 HR allowed), he remains a must-tart every time he takes the mound. He will look to get back in the win column when he takes on the Mets on Tuesday, this time at Citi Field. Analyst: Matthew Beck