12:24 PM EDT, Tue October 06, 2015

Things went south fast for Nats’ Matt Williams

The Nationals’ Jordan Zimmermann took a 1-0 lead into the ninth inning and was cruising on a three-hitter, not a single sign of trouble. With two out, Zimmerman walked Joe Panik and Williams went to reliever Drew Storen, who coughed up the tying run, and the Giants wound up winning an 18-inning marathon on Brandon Belt’s home run. The Nationals haven’t recovered from that blow, and Williams’ handling (or mishandling) of his bullpen has been an issue throughout this season. Several news outlets reported that by the time the underachieving Nats were swept by the Mets in a crucial...
Washington Post Oct 1, 2015

Nats Journal: Doug Fister: ‘I still think I have a starting role somewhere’

Last week, Jordan Zimmermann made what was likely his final start at Nationals Park, one in which he did not get the chance to walk off the field like some hoped he would, an unceremonious end to a storied tenure. But the Nationals have another starting pitcher likely leaving for free agency, one whose end was even less storied, and far more stressful. Doug Fister’s Nationals tenure seems likely to end this weekend, too, when the most trying season of his career will end with it.Read full article >>

Disappointing finish for best pitcher in Nats history

ATLANTA — He didn’t arrive in D.C. with the hype that surrounded Stephen Strasburg. He doesn’t own a major award like Max Scherzer. He has never won 20 games like Gio Gonzalez. And he certainly didn’t display flair on and off the field like Livan Hernandez. None of that mattered, though, with Jordan Zimmermann. Simply…
Washington Post Sep 25, 2015

Nats Journal: Should Jordan Zimmermann’s likely final home start have ended more ceremoniously? Perhaps.

Suddenly, Jordan Zimmermann was gone, pulled for a pinch hitter in the bottom of the fifth. Friday night against the Phillies was probably his last home start for the team that drafted him, and it ended with no ceremony, no chance for an ovation, no nothing.Read full article >>
CSN Washington Sep 25, 2015

An emotionless D.C. finale for Zimmermann

Nationals fans wanted to thank Jordan Zimmermann for seven years of service Friday night, but the right-hander and his manager didn't give them the chance to do it.

An emotionless D.C. finale for Zimmermann, Nats

Jordan Zimmermann and Matt Williams are many things, but sentimental men they most certainly are not. Both the Nationals right-hander and his manager care too much about the competition at hand to get caught up in emotions. So the fact neither made much of the manner in which Zimmermann departed Friday night’s 8-2 loss to…
Washington Post Sep 25, 2015

Phils push Nats to brink, 8-2, in likely final home start for Zimmermann

Jordan Zimmermann walked from the bullpen to the dugout five minutes before Friday’s first pitch, the same route he has taken 93 other times in his seven-year Washington Nationals career. The Nationals Park fans applauded the entire time, many standing. In the dugout, Ian Desmond, Clint Robinson, Gio Gonzalez and others did the same. Like always, Zimmermann remained stoic.Read full article >>
Washington Post Sep 25, 2015

Nats Journal: Nationals-Phillies discussion thread: Game 153

Jordan Zimmermann (13-8, 3.49 ERA) takes the mound Friday in what is likely his last home start in a Nationals uniform. Fittingly, it is also his no-hitter bobblehead giveaway night. He will face off against Phillies right-hander Jerad Eickhoff (1-3, 3.16 ERA). Zimmermann’s legacy will be unique, leaving the Nationals as the best starter in team history, the author of the a no-hitter and the best postseason start. The lineups are here. As always, discuss the game below.Read full article >>
Washington Post Sep 25, 2015

Nats Journal: Tonight’s Nationals-Phillies lineups

Jordan Zimmermann will start Friday night against the Phillies in what will likely be his last home start as a National. Zimmermann will be a free agent after this season, and seems likely to depart. Friday will be his 94th career start at Nationals Park, where he owns a 39-21 record and 3.04 ERA.Read full article >>
CSN Washington Sep 25, 2015

Zimmermann makes what could be his last start for Nats

Jordan Zimmermann takes the mound at Nationals Park for the 94th time … and most likely the final time wearing a curly W cap. Follow along here with the live game thread on Nats Insider.

Game 153: Phillies at Nats

Jordan Zimmermann made his first career start at Nationals Park on April 20, 2009, in front of a sparse gathering of a few hundred fans who waited out a 2-hour, 10-minute rain delay to see a promising rookie right-hander beat the Braves, 3-2. Tonight, Zimmermann takes the mound at Nationals Park for the 94th time…
Washington Post Sep 22, 2015

Nats Journal: Nationals reset rotation; Jordan Zimmermann dealing with stiff neck

When Monday night’s game against the Orioles was postponed to Thursday, Nationals Manager Matt Williams wanted to use the extra day to align his rotation with an eye on the last series of the season, three games against the Mets in New York. With any combination of seven Mets wins and/or Nationals losses, the Mets will win the division, so those games may not matter. Just in case, Williams hoped to move Jordan Zimmermann into a position to pitch the last day of the season. To do so, the right-hander would need to pitch Thursday against the Orioles, though his scheduled turn would be...
Washington Post Sep 22, 2015

Nats Journal: On Gio Gonzalez’s season, and how Jose Lobaton has helped navigate him through it

Gio Gonzalez was scheduled to start Monday night’s rained-out game against the Orioles, so he will start Tuesday instead. It will be his 29th of the season, the third-most of any Nationals starter. Only he and Jordan Zimmermann have made every one of their scheduled starts.Read full article >>

Game 149: Marlins at Nats

The Nationals enter Sunday with a chance to take three of four against the Marlins and make it seven wins in their last eight overall. Stephen Strasburg (9-7, 3.98) will look to follow strong outings from Max Scherzer and Jordan Zimmermann. Strasburg had perhaps the best start of his career his last time out, eight…
Washington Post Sep 19, 2015

Nats Journal: Nationals-Marlins discussion thread: Game 148

Jordan Zimmermann (12-8, 3.51 ERA) makes what could be his third-to-last start of the season, and likely in a Nationals uniform. He has done his best work at Nationals Park, where he has a 7-3 record and a 2.47 ERA in 17 starts this season. He is coming off a start in Philadelphia where he allowed six runs and his ERA jumped to 3.51. He will be opposed by left-hander Brad Hand (4-6, 5.32 ERA). The lineups are here. As always, talk about the game below.Read full article >>

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