Feb 24, 2013, 10:40 PM EDT
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Jordan Zimmermann allowed one run over three strong innings.
VIERA, Fla. — Just as pitchers don’t want to put too much stock in a bad outing to start spring training, neither do they want to give too much credence to a good appearance in late-February.
Jordan Zimmermann, though, couldn’t find much of anything to be disappointed with after his Grapefruit League debut this afternoon.
“I thought it went well,” the right-hander said after allowing one run on two hits in three innings to the Marlins. “I threw strikes. I was attacking hitters. And I mixed in a few changeups, which were mostly good ones. I’m happy with a first outing.”
Zimmermann was far more efficient than Stephen Strasburg yesterday against the Mets, completing his first two innings on only 23 pitches and thus getting the opportunity to return to the mound for the third inning. He wound up throwing 26 of his 43 pitches for strikes, several of them well-placed changeups (a point of emphasis this spring).
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