Nationals right-hander Jordan Zimmermann entered Tuesday’s game in Milwaukee with a 1.63 ERA in 24 career starts in the month of June, which is pretty darn good. Historically good, in fact.
As dug up by MASN’s Dan Kolko and shared during Tuesday’s pregame show, Zimmermann’s June ERA is the third-best by a pitcher with at least 20 starts in any calendar month since 1914. First and second on the list? Some guy named Babe Ruth. Fourth and fifth? Bob Feller and Clayton Kershaw. That’s elite company.
Zimmermann’s career ERA in June rose slightly to 1.67 after he allowed two runs in six innings against the Brewers, while his ERA this June is 1.18 in five starts. Zimmermann could allow seven runs without recording an out in his final June start and still rank third on the above list.