"Still some work to do, but overall, it was decent."
The Nationals placed Zimmermann on the paternity list and added Barrett to their bullpen.
Zimmermann has compiled 15 2/3 scoreless innings over his past two starts.
Nationals starters have now thrown 34 1/3 scoreless innings in a row.
With Doug Fister returning Thursday, and with Stephen Strasburg nearing a return, the Nationals rotation will need shuffling.
The Nationals right-hander hasn't always had his best stuff, but knows how to work around that as well as anyone.
"I just don’t want to get burned by my fourth pitch when I know I can get guys out with the other three."
Doug Fister and Jordan Zimmermann are not throwing as hard as they have in the past. Mechanics may be to blame. It may not matter much, anyway.
The two sides couldn't match up on a deal for the impending free agent starter. The two faced off on Monday.
Zimmerman left after he banged the side of his body, Storen fired a scoreless inning and Jordan Zimmermann tossed six scoreless.