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Grand Rapids Press Mar 15, 2017
Anibal Sanchez pitches 4 perfect innings as Tigers beat Braves

Anibal Sanchez pitches 4 perfect innings as Tigers beat Braves

Sanchez, who is fighting to make the team, retired all 12 batters he faced, striking out five. LAKELAND, Fla. -- Jordan Zimmermann didn't make it out of the first, but Anibal Sanchez pitched four perfect innings of relief to lead the Detroit Tigers to an 8-6 victory over the Atlanta Braves Wednesday at Joker Marchant Stadium. Zimmermann was victimized by an infield single, an error and some close pitches that went against him. Of his 40 pitches, 15 were fouled off, which inflated his pitch count. He gave up four runs before he was pulled with two outs. "To be...
Grand Rapids Press Mar 15, 2017
Tigers Gameday: Jordan Zimmermann, Anibal Sanchez on tap today

Tigers Gameday: Jordan Zimmermann, Anibal Sanchez on tap today

Sanchez has been working on some delivery modifications in a last-ditch effort to save his job and improve upon what has been an awful spring. LAKELAND, Fla. -- Jordan Zimmermann will get the start, but more eyes will be on Anibal Sanchez, scheduled to be the Detroit Tigers' first reliever today. Sanchez has been working on some delivery modifications in a last-ditch effort to save his job and improve upon what has been an awful spring. Matthew Boyd, who is also vying for the No. 5 spot in the rotation, pitched a gem on Tuesday. GAME INFORMATION Who: Detroit...
Grand Rapids Press Mar 10, 2017
Tigers' Jordan Zimmermann feels 'strong' despite his pitching line in loss to Blue Jays

Tigers' Jordan Zimmermann feels 'strong' despite his pitching line in loss to Blue Jays

Tigers are winless in their last eight games and now sit 3-11-1 in spring training. LAKELAND, Fla. - Jordan Zimmermann's neck feels fine. The Detroit Tigers pitcher is focusing on his arm now. Nothing is wrong with his arm from a health standpoint. The right-hander just needs to get it back into regular-season shape after an injury-riddled 2016 in which the primary concern was a nerve issue in his neck. Zimmermann said he felt good Friday, despite a rough outing against the Toronto Blue Jays in the Tigers' shortened 6-2 loss at Joker Marchant Stadium. He allowed...
Grand Rapids Press Mar 10, 2017
Tigers vs. Blue Jays: Live stats, scoring, chat

Tigers vs. Blue Jays: Live stats, scoring, chat

Jordan Zimmermann will be looking to deliver another strong performance in his third spring-training start. LAKELAND, Fla. - On Thursday, Detroit Tigers got the solid relief pitching they've been seeking. Now, let's see if they can get a strong effort from their starter. Jordan Zimmermann will make his third start of the spring, and he'll be looking to build off his other two outings of Grapefruit League ball as the Toronto Blue Jays visit Joker Marchant Stadium. MLive sports writer Scott DeCamp will try to jump into the discussion when possible, but won't be...
Bless You Boys Mar 10, 2017
GameThread: Toronto Blue Jays at Detroit Tigers, 1:05 p.m.

GameThread: Toronto Blue Jays at Detroit Tigers, 1:05 p.m.

Jordan Zimmermann gets his third start of spring against the Blue Jays. Toronto Blue Jays at Detroit Tigers Time/Place: 1:05 p.m., Joker Marchant Stadium - Lakeland, FloridaSB Nation blog: Bluebird BanterMedia: Detroit Tigers Radio Network, MLB Gameday LINEUPOmar Infante - 2BNicholas Castellanos - DHJ.D. Martinez - RFJustin Upton - LFAlex Avila - CBrett Pill - 1BJaCoby Jones - CFDixon Machado - SSBrendan Ryan - 3B SCHEDULED TO PITCHJordan Zimmermann, Blaine Hardy, Daniel Stumpf, Kyle Ryan, Buck Farmer
Bless You Boys Mar 10, 2017
2017 Tigers player preview: Can Jordan Zimmermann rebound from injury?

2017 Tigers player preview: Can Jordan Zimmermann rebound from injury?

Something was clearly off from Zimmermann last year, but was it all due to injury? Though the Detroit Tigers entered 2016 with a trio of young, promising starters, the hope for the rotation rested in the right arms of Justin Verlander and Jordan Zimmermann. The latter was a huge offseason acquisition, signing a five-year, $110 million deal in November, signaling that the team was indeed set on being a serious contender once again. Zimmermann came to Detroit after seven strong seasons with the Washington Nationals, serving as a full-time starter for the most recent five. His numbers speak...
Grand Rapids Press Mar 10, 2017
Tigers Gameday: Jordan Zimmermann, Detroit seek momentum vs. Toronto

Tigers Gameday: Jordan Zimmermann, Detroit seek momentum vs. Toronto

The Tigers saw some positive signs Thursday at Mets, and now theyre looking for more. LAKELAND, Fla. - Thursday was the first time in a while that the Detroit Tigers left a ball park feeling at least partially satisfied with their pitching. The Tigers had to settle for a 5-5 Grapefruit League tie with the New York Mets in Port St. Lucie, but at least they saw a few positive signs. Jordan Zimmermann and crew will attempt to keep it going Friday when the Tigers host the Toronto Blue Jays at Joker Marchant Stadium. Zimmermann, who is trying to shake off the injuries...
Bless You Boys Mar 4, 2017
Gamethread: Yankees at Tigers, 1:05 p.m.

Gamethread: Yankees at Tigers, 1:05 p.m.

Jordan Zimmermann takes the mound for the second time this spring New York Yankees at Detroit Tigers Time/Place: 1:05 p.m., Publix Field at Joker Marchant Stadium - Lakeland, Florida SB Nation blog: Pinstripe Alley Media: Detroit Tigers Radio Network, MLB Gameday LINEUP Ian Kinsler - 2B Victor Martinez - DH Miguel Cabrera - 1B J.D. Martinez - RF Justin Upton - LF Alex Avila - C Omar Infante - 3B Anthony Gose - CF Jose Iglesias - SS SCHEDULED TO PITCH Jordan Zimmermann, Anibal Sanchez, Francisco Rodriguez, Jairo Labourt, Adam Ravenelle, Logan Kensing, Victor Alcantara, Angel Nesbitt and...
Grand Rapids Press Mar 4, 2017
Detroit Tigers Gameday: Jordan Zimmermann tries to build on 1st start

Detroit Tigers Gameday: Jordan Zimmermann tries to build on 1st start

Zimmermann will make his second start of the spring today against the New York Yankees. LAKELAND, Fla. -- Detroit Tigers right-hander Jordan Zimmermann will make his second start of the spring today against the New York Yankees. The debut earlier this week went well. The same couldn't be said for Anibal Sanchez, who is also slated to pitch Saturday. The Yankees beat the Tigers 9-5 in Tampa on Tuesday. GAME INFORMATION Who: Detroit Tigers (3-6) vs. New York Yankees (7-2)When: 1:05 p.mWhere: Publix Field at Joker Marchant Stadium.TV: NoneRadio: 97.1...
Call to the Pen Feb 28, 2017

Detroit Tigers: Will Jordan Zimmermann Return To Form In 2017?

Jordan Zimmermann is heading into the second season of a five-year, $110 million deal he signed with the Detroit Tigers. Zimmermann will be looking to rebound from a rough first season in Detroit. As it stands right now, the top of the Detroit Tigers‘ starting rotation is set to feature Justin Verlander, the runner-up in […] Detroit Tigers: Will Jordan Zimmermann Return To Form In 2017? - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Grand Rapids Press Feb 27, 2017
Jordan Zimmermann happy after debut: 'Everything is paying off'

Jordan Zimmermann happy after debut: 'Everything is paying off'

Zimmermann said he threw 20 fastballs out of 27 pitches and plans to keep the breaking stuff on the shelf for the moment. LAKELAND, Fla. -- Jordan Zimmerman used a steady diet of fastballs in his spring debut Monday. Expect to see more of the same in his next and probably the one after that. Zimmermann hasn't forgotten how to throw fastballs. Instead, he's decided to rare back and throw hard in order to get full extension on every pitch. Last year he contended with neck and back problems that caused him to curtail his normal delivery. Now his four-seam fastball...
Grand Rapids Press Feb 27, 2017
Tigers score 8 in 8th to top Braves in Jordan Zimmermann's 1st start

Tigers score 8 in 8th to top Braves in Jordan Zimmermann's 1st start

Zimmermann has been eased into spring after battling injuries in 2016. LAKELAND, Fla. -- Jordan Zimmermann was pleased with his spring debut. Anibal Sanchez, celebrating his 33rd birthday, wasn't so thrilled. Sanchez allowed three runs in his only inning of work but the Detroit Tigers scored eight runs in the eighth to beat the Atlanta Braves 10-7 on Monday at Joker Marchant Stadium. Sanchez said he worked hard in the offseason and was disappointed in the result, but still felt strong on the mound. "I'll be fine," he said. Zimmermann said he threw about 20...
Grand Rapids Press Feb 27, 2017
Tigers vs. Braves: Live scoring, stats, chat

Tigers vs. Braves: Live scoring, stats, chat

The spring debut for Jordan Zimmermann and Anibal Sanchez is today at Joker Marchant Stadium. LAKELAND, Fla. -- The spring debut for Jordan Zimmermann and Anibal Sanchez is today at Joker Marchant Stadium. The two Detroit Tigers pitchers will square off against Atlanta Braves starter R.A. Dickey. It could be the warmest day of the spring, with a high of 86 expected in Lakeland. Beat writer Evan Woodbery will try to jump into the discussion when possible, but won't be able to provide live updates. Please join the conversation in the comments section. If you're...
Grand Rapids Press Feb 27, 2017
Detroit Tigers Gameday: Jordan Zimmermann's 1st start

Detroit Tigers Gameday: Jordan Zimmermann's 1st start

The Braves will throw knuckle-baller R.A. Dickey, one of the veteran free-agent pitchers signed by the club during the winter. LAKELAND, Fla. -- Jordan Zimmermann will make his first start of the spring Monday as the Detroit Tigers try to cautiously ease him into action after an injury-marred 2016. The Tigers have consistently advised Zimmermann to shut things down at the slightest sign of trouble, but he has felt no problems this spring. Today will be his first test against another team. The Braves will throw knuckle-baller R.A. Dickey, one of the veteran...

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