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Zimmermann: 2 scoreless innings

Jul 3, 2010, 11:18 PM EDT

Jordan Zimmermann's first start in nearly a year was a relative success. Pitching for Class A Potomac this evening, the right-hander tossed two scoreless innings against Wilmington.

Zimmermann, who underwent Tommy John surgery last August to replace a torn elbow ligament, allowed two hits and did not walk or strike out a batter. He finished with 25 pitches, 16 of them strikes.

Zimmermann consistently hit 94 mph with his fastball and topped out at 95 mph, according to reporters in attendance.

Thus begins the next phase of the 24-year-old's return from a major injury. The Nationals will slowly ramp up his pitch count from here, allowing him to throw three innings in his next start,Read more »

  1. natsfan1a - Jul 4, 2010 at 12:22 AM

    Good on you, Jordan!

  2. Anonymous - Jul 4, 2010 at 12:38 AM

    @Manassas Good job. Hopefully 3 innings next time.

  3. Anonymous - Jul 4, 2010 at 4:16 AM

    Great to see Zimmermann back on the mound. I'm looking forward to seeing Strasburg and him together in the rotation in the future.

  4. Sue Dinem - Jul 4, 2010 at 12:37 PM

    Jordan's velocity was good, but his location was a little lacking. The box score will show 16 strikes on 25 pitches, but that says more about the batters than the pitcher. Not bad overall, but don't be deluded into thinking he's not going to need several starts to get back into form.

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