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Zimmermann bounces back

Aug 1, 2010, 1:19 AM EDT

Jordan Zimmermann rebounded from the only rough outing of his minor-league rehab stint with a dominant performance tonight.

Zimmermann, in the final stages of recovery from Tommy John surgery, tossed 4 2/3 innings of shutout ball for Class AA Harrisburg. Facing the Red Sox’s Portland affiliate, he allowed just one hit, walking two and striking out three.

This performance was in stark contrast to Zimmermann’s previous start, when he was tagged for seven runs and seven hits in five innings at low-Class A Hagerstown.

Overall, the 24-year-old right-hander has pitched exceptionally well over six minor-league starts — he’s got a 2.38 ERA over 22 2/3 innings, striking out 19 while walking three. He has not allowed an earned run in five of those six starts.

The Nationals continue to target mid-August for Zimmermann’s return to the major leagues.

  1. Anonymous8 - Aug 1, 2010 at 1:53 AM

    There you go! Way to go JZim! This team really needs you back and healthy!!!

  2. Sunshine_Bobby_Carpenter_Is_Too_Pessimistic_For_Me - Aug 1, 2010 at 3:15 AM

    This is great news. Combined with Zimm's walkoff for the big team, let's just sweep this Phillie geriatrics Sunday and send them back home with their walkers between their legs.

  3. D'Gourds - Aug 1, 2010 at 12:21 PM

    Bring him up!

  4. Josh - Aug 1, 2010 at 2:15 PM

    The walks are somewhat concerning, since control is usually the last thing to return after TJ surgery and BB/9 usually rises from AA to the majors (more selective hitters and a tighter strike zone), but overall this is great news. A Strasburg-Zimmermann one-two punch could be absolutely devastating in a couple of years.

  5. DCNATS - Aug 2, 2010 at 4:09 PM

    Great news! Stras, Zimmermann, Livan, Maya and Detwiler sounds nice.



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