Jul 14, 2012, 4:23 AM EDT
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Jordan Zimmermann lowered his ERA to 2.48 with six scoreless innings.
MIAMI — There are only two pitchers in the majors leagues this season who have made 18 starts and never failed to complete six innings. One is Justin Verlander, the reigning AL MVP, Cy Young Award winner and All-Star Game starter.
The other is Jordan Zimmermann.
Zimmermann has no hardware on his mantel. He’s never been named an All-Star. He’s not even considered one of the three most-accomplished members of the Nationals rotation.
Make no mistake, though, the 26-year-old right-hander is plenty appreciated inside his own clubhouse, especially when he throws six scoreless innings and leads the Nationals to a 5-1 victory over the Marlins like he did Friday night.
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