The only unusual part of his season has been his diminished strikeout rate. Even with an 11-strikeout performance against the Braves, Zimmermann has struck out 6.6 batters per nine innings, 2.2 below his career mark coming into this year. Maybe that changes tonight.
One last-minute change for the Diamondbacks, who have won 16 of 19: Juan Miranda was not feeling well and was scratched. Xavier Nady will play first and bat seventh instead.
Talk about the game right here.