Nationals Journal: Jordan Zimmermann


Posted at 12:18 PM ET, 04/04/2014

Jordan Zimmermann feels ’100 times better,’ expected to start

The Nationals believe Zimmermann feels well enough from the flu to make his Friday start.

By James Wagner  |  12:18 PM ET, 04/04/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:34 AM ET, 04/04/2014

Jordan Zimmermann starts, Nationals-Braves lineups

The right-hander was scratched from his Thursday start with the flu but is starting the following day.

By James Wagner  |  09:34 AM ET, 04/04/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:49 PM ET, 04/03/2014

Ross Detwiler fires two scoreless innings Thursday, but who will start Friday?

The starter-turned-reliever made a strong season debut with Matt Williams hoping that Jordan Zimmermann is better for Friday’s game.

By James Wagner  |  06:49 PM ET, 04/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:49 PM ET, 04/03/2014

Jordan Zimmermann scratched with the flu, Tanner Roark to start

The right-handed starter felt sick in the stomach overnight and a fever developed.

By James Wagner  |  12:49 PM ET, 04/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:49 PM ET, 03/28/2014

Jordan Zimmermann wraps up stellar spring

Jordan Zimmermann allowed one run in 18 innings in March.

By Adam Kilgore  |  01:49 PM ET, 03/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:10 PM ET, 03/16/2014

Nationals continue to struggle holding baserunners -- and other notes

Also, Doug Fister will throw in a minor league game on Monday.

By James Wagner  |  10:10 PM ET, 03/16/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bryce Harper, Catchers, Instant replay, Jordan Zimmermann, matt williams

Posted at 06:05 PM ET, 03/11/2014

Jordan Zimmermann fires four perfect innings, and more from a Nationals win

Jordan Zimmermann retired all 12 batters he faced against a strong Yankees lineup.

By Adam Kilgore  |  06:05 PM ET, 03/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:04 AM ET, 03/07/2014

Danny Espinosa takes a relaxed approach, plus other notes

Also, Jordan Zimmermann fired three scoreless innings in his second start of the spring.

By James Wagner  |  12:04 AM ET, 03/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Danny Espinosa, Jordan Zimmermann, Ross Ohlendorf

Posted at 07:13 PM ET, 03/01/2014

Jordan Zimmermann’s efficient start, Luis Ayala’s groundballs, sloppy defense and other notes

The Nationals won their second game of the spring and Jordan Zimmermann looked sharp, as did Luis Ayala.

By James Wagner  |  07:13 PM ET, 03/01/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  grapefruit league, Jordan Zimmermann, Luis Ayala

Posted at 03:35 PM ET, 02/24/2014

The Nationals’ pitchers had a hitting contest

To break up the monotony of spring training, Nationals coaches added a competitive element to pitchers practicing their bunting.

By Adam Kilgore  |  03:35 PM ET, 02/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  doug fister, Gio Gonzalez, Jordan Zimmermann, Pitchers, Spring Training, Stephen Strasburg

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 02/21/2014

How Homer Bailey’s contract extension affects Jordan Zimmermann

Homer Bailey’s contract provided a clear benchmark for Jordan Zimmermann’s future negotiations.

By Adam Kilgore  |  07:00 AM ET, 02/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jordan Zimmermann, Morning Brushback

Posted at 11:51 AM ET, 01/17/2014

Jordan Zimmermann signs two-year deal after long-term extension talks fall through

Jordan Zimmermann and the Nats settled on a two-year deal after a longer contract could not be worked out.

By Adam Kilgore  |  11:51 AM ET, 01/17/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:12 PM ET, 09/25/2013

Jordan Zimmermann finishes his 2013 season as the Nationals’ ace

In his teammates’ eyes, Jordan Zimmermann’s season made him the Nationals’ best pitcher.

By Adam Kilgore  |  07:12 PM ET, 09/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:01 AM ET, 09/21/2013

Jordan Zimmermann still has a shot at 20 wins

Can the right-hander reach the heralded milestone in his dominant season?

By James Wagner  |  08:01 AM ET, 09/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:21 AM ET, 08/03/2013

Wrapping up the Nationals' win over the Brewers

Beyond the headline Bryce Harper grabbed, the Nationals' victory over the Brewers was an eventful little game.

By Adam Kilgore  |  01:21 AM ET, 08/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jayson Werth, Jordan Zimmermann

Posted at 02:08 PM ET, 08/02/2013

Nats' Jordan Zimmermann looking to recover from a rough July

After an uncharacteristically rocky July, Zimmermann will take the mound as the Nationals' season hangs from a cliff.

By Adam Kilgore  |  02:08 PM ET, 08/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:04 PM ET, 07/26/2013

Reassessing the Nats' pitching staff through 100 games

With what appears to be a middle-of-the-pack defense, the Nats staff has still managed to put up solid numbers through 100 games.

By Harry Pavlidis  |  04:04 PM ET, 07/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Analytics, Gio Gonzalez, Jordan Zimmermann, Nationals' pitchers, PITCHf/X, Stephen Strasburg

Posted at 06:48 PM ET, 07/21/2013

Jordan Zimmermann says neck is fine; Ross Ohlendorf to start in Friday's doubleheader

The all-star right-hander says his neck felt the best it has in a while, but stumbled because of poor command and a long layoff.

By James Wagner  |  06:48 PM ET, 07/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:12 PM ET, 07/15/2013

Jordan Zimmermann on being an all-star, stiff neck

The right-handed starter is in New York even though he won't pitch because of a "little bulge in the disc" in his neck.

By James Wagner  |  04:12 PM ET, 07/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  All-Star Game, Jordan Zimmermann

Posted at 06:39 PM ET, 07/12/2013

Jordan Zimmermann won't pitch in the All-Star Game because of neck soreness

The right-hander will not pitch in his first all-star game because of neck soreness that has lingered for over a month. He still plans to attend the game with family.

By James Wagner  |  06:39 PM ET, 07/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:55 PM ET, 07/12/2013

If Jordan Zimmermann can't pitch in the All-Star Game, Stephen Strasburg could replace him

Strasburg would be a strong candidate to replace his teammate if Zimmermann can't pitch with a sore neck.

By Adam Kilgore  |  12:55 PM ET, 07/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  All-Star Game, Jordan Zimmermann, Stephen Strasburg

Posted at 06:48 PM ET, 07/06/2013

Jordan Zimmermann named an all-star for first time

Jordan Zimmermann's place on the all-star team underscores his ascension to the game's top tier of starting pitchers.

By Adam Kilgore  |  06:48 PM ET, 07/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  All-Star Game, Jordan Zimmermann

Posted at 11:52 AM ET, 05/29/2013

Jordan Zimmermann's contract extension case

a deeper look at the factors that will shape potential contract extension negotiations between the Nationals and Jordan Zimmermann.

By Adam Kilgore  |  11:52 AM ET, 05/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:00 PM ET, 05/28/2013

Lewis Yocum, surgeon for Stephen Strasburg, Jordan Zimmermann and others, passes away

The famed orthopedic surgeon passed away over the weekend after a battle with cancer. He touched many across the sport.

By James Wagner  |  08:00 PM ET, 05/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jordan Zimmermann, Lewis Yocum, Stephen Strasburg

Posted at 01:34 PM ET, 04/27/2013

Was Jordan Zimmermann's shutout the best start in Nationals history?

Davey Johnson believes Jordan Zimmermann's shutout was the best he's seen in Washington. Was it the best since baseball returned?

By Adam Kilgore  |  01:34 PM ET, 04/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:16 AM ET, 04/12/2013

A look at the Nats' pitchers so far

It's early, but let's jump into our year-to-date PITCHf/x numbers.

By Harry Pavlidis  |  11:16 AM ET, 04/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Analytics, Craig Stammen, dan haren, Drew Storen, Gio Gonzalez, Henry Rodriguez, Jordan Zimmermann, PITCHf/X, Pitching, rafael soriano, ross detwiler, Ryan Mattheus, Stephen Strasburg, Tyler Clippard, Zach Duke

Posted at 04:50 PM ET, 03/24/2013

Jordan Zimmermann's hot streak, Bryce Harper's thumb, Danny Espinosa's big day, etc.

Jordan Zimmermann had another strong start while Bryce Harper and Danny Espinosa stayed hot at the plate on a windy day.

By Adam Kilgore  |  04:50 PM ET, 03/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:49 PM ET, 03/18/2013

Jordan Zimmermann nearly perfect against the Tigers

Jordan Zimmermann retired the final 18 batters he faced Monday afternoon against a loaded Tigers lineup.

By Adam Kilgore  |  06:49 PM ET, 03/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:13 PM ET, 03/13/2013

Jordan Zimmermann returns to form, Wilson Ramos to catch back-to-back games

The right-hander felt stronger on Wednesday after his arm tired in his previous start.

By James Wagner  |  07:13 PM ET, 03/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:45 PM ET, 03/08/2013

Jordan Zimmermann dealing with normal "dead-arm"

In his third start of the spring, the right-handed starter struggled with command and a tired arm -- not unusual this time of the year.

By James Wagner  |  06:45 PM ET, 03/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:40 PM ET, 03/01/2013

Jordan Zimmermann thrilled with change-up, Tyler Clippard debuts, Anthony Rendon plays short, etc.

Wrapping up a Nationals win with notes on Jordan Zimmermann's emerging changeup, Tyler Clippard's debut and Anthony Rendon's deployment.

By Adam Kilgore  |  09:40 PM ET, 03/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:58 PM ET, 02/24/2013

Jordan Zimmermann starts strong

Jordan Zimmermann grew more comfortable with his changeup as he made his first Grapefruit League start.

By Adam Kilgore  |  03:58 PM ET, 02/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:07 AM ET, 02/16/2013

Jordan Zimmermann in no rush to talk extension after avoiding arbitration

Jordan Zimmermann is ready to step away from the negotiating table for a bit after securing a one-year, $5.35 million deal.

By Adam Kilgore  |  10:07 AM ET, 02/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:38 PM ET, 02/11/2013

Jordan Zimmermann's arbitration hearing date set, 'a little progress' in talks

The Nationals right-handed starter has a Feb. 19 arbitration hearing date but says sides still have issues to work through for a 2013 contract.

By James Wagner  |  02:38 PM ET, 02/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jordan Zimmermann, Pitchers

Posted at 05:48 PM ET, 01/26/2013

Jordan Zimmermann in no rush for deal to avoid arbitration

The Nationals pitcher said contract talks are "kind of hung up right now" and that he's willing to have his case heard by a mediator.

By Eric Detweiler  |  05:48 PM ET, 01/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fan fest, Jordan Zimmermann

Posted at 07:43 PM ET, 10/12/2012

Jordan Zimmermann would start NLCS Game 1 if Nationals advance

The right-handed starter is slated to start the opening game of the NLCS on Sunday against the San Francisco Giants should the Nationals win Friday.

By James Wagner  |  07:43 PM ET, 10/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:30 PM ET, 10/11/2012

Jordan Zimmermann wants to pitch in relief again on Game 5 after dominant inning in Game 4

Jordan Zimmerman threw the most electric inning of relief since baseball returned to Washington, and afterward the stoic starter said he wants to be available for Game 5 on Friday, too.

By Adam Kilgore  |  10:30 PM ET, 10/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:57 PM ET, 10/07/2012

Jordan Zimmermann unwavering, focused before his NLDS Game 2 start

“I just look at it as just another game,” says the Nationals' Game 2 starter.

By James Wagner  |  02:57 PM ET, 10/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:09 PM ET, 09/19/2012

Jordan Zimmermann delivers a reassuring start in win over Dodgers

Jordan Zimmermann rebounded from a rough patch of starts with six one-innings against the Dodgers.

By Adam Kilgore  |  08:09 PM ET, 09/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:09 PM ET, 09/19/2012

Jordan Zimmermann delivers a reassuring start in win over Dodgers

Jordan Zimmermann rebounded from a rough patch of starts with six one-innings against the Dodgers.

By Adam Kilgore  |  08:09 PM ET, 09/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:13 PM ET, 09/04/2012

Jordan Zimmermann feeling too strong, not too fatigued

The most obvious explanation for Jordan Zimmermann’s recently flagging performance is fatigue. Once you look deeper, it is also the wrong explanation.

By Adam Kilgore  |  06:13 PM ET, 09/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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