Wednesday, March 13, 2013

No dead arm for Zimmermann this time

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Jordan Zimmermann allowed one earned run over 4 2/3 innings today.
VIERA, Fla. -- It's a difficult thing to explain, the "dead arm" sensation that so many pitchers experience during spring training, and Jordan Zimmermann struggled today to put into words what he felt five days previous when he was rocked by the Cardinals for eight runs in only three innings.

"The other day, it just didn't feel like it was coming out of my hand with any zip," the Nationals right-hander said. "Today, I was staying behind the fastball and getting a little extra zip on it."

Whatever the physiological difference was, the disparity in results was glaring. Zimmermann allowed just one earned run over 4 2/3 innings this afternoon against the Mets, striking out six in a solid, bounce-back effort at Space Coast Stadium.

"Jordan threw the heck out of the ball," manager Davey Johnson said. "Threw the ball great. ... That was a good outing."
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15 comments:

Rabbit34 said...

I am just so pleased that Espinosa is hitting the ball!

Sunshine_Bobby_Carpenter_Is_Too_Pessimistic_For_Me said...

Start the season now! I am totally ready, and sounds like this team is too. Enough already.

Scooter said...

So, Mark, you're there, and I'm here ... I was just wondering ... did Jordan, um, did he, you know ... sigh.

Did he ask about me at all? I just, you know ...

Ugh. I promised myself I wouldn't do this.

Scooter said...

You know what, never mind. Forget I asked. I don't even want to know.

Forget it. Just forget the whole thing.

I need some alone time. I'll be at Rob Neyer's blog.

natsfan1a said...

Awk-ward.

Scooter said...

Nice, 1a. I can always count on you. :-)

ehay2k said...

Normally, the posts here don't make me cringe. Especially scooter's.

Wow. Icky wow.

natsfan1a said...

Absolutely, buddy. :-)

Scooter said...

Nice, 1a. I can always count on you. :-)
March 13, 2013 7:53 PM

Scooter said...

Oh, and fear not, ehay; the joke started about 4 years ago. I guess only a few will really groove on it.

Sec. 3, My Sofa said...

I'm feelin groovy, Scooter.

natsfan1a said...

Hello, lamp post.

Scooter said...

Whatcha knowin'?

natsfan1a said...

Just watching the flowers growin'

Scooter said...

What, no rhymes for me?

Cheapskate.

natsfan1a said...

Well, we did have Will, but he gone.

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