Nats Nightly: Sort Of Cards Nightly + Jordan Zimmermann's Last Start In Review

Jeff Curry

After the Washington Nationals were swept in St. Louis, Dave Nichols from the District Sports Page and Federal Baseball talked about the prospects of a long-term deal for Jordan Zimmermann, the Cardinals' lineup and rotation that shut the Nats down and more...

"This year I came to do one thing, really," Jordan Zimmermann told reporters after Washington's 4-1 loss this afternoon in St. Louis, "and that's going deep into ballgames and I think I threw 210-212 innings, I don't even know what it was, but my main goal this year was 200 innings and go deep in ballgames and I felt I was able to do that all year."

"I thought I made a good pitch to [Matt] Adams and it was up and a little in and he put a good swing on it and hit the home run..." - Jordan Zimmermann on outing vs Cardinals

The Nationals' 27-year-old right-hander went seven innings, giving up six hits and four runs against the Cards in Busch Stadium on Wednesday. Zimmermann received no decision in the loss, leaving him (19-9) on the year, with a 3.25 ERA, a 3.35 FIP, 40 walks (1.69 BB/9) and 161 Ks (6.79 K/9) in 32 starts and 213 1/3 IP in which he allowed 19 HRs (0.80 HR/9). The 19th home run Zimmermann allowed was a solo blast by Cardinals' first baseman Matt Adams in the sixth that made it a 4-1 game. The Nationals took an early 1-0 lead, but an RBI groundout by Matt Carpenter in the third drove in one and a two-run single by Yadier Molina in the fourth put the Cards ahead before Adams' HR put the Cards up by three.

"There was a couple hits and had some guys on and the ground ball up the middle kind of cost me," Zimmermann said, "and I thought I made a good pitch to Adams and it was up and a little in and he put a good swing on it and hit the home run, but overall I felt good and had a really good changeup today."


I thought [Zimmermann] pitched a pretty good ballgame," Davey Johnson said afterwards, "kept us in there, but we had three runs, no runs, one run [in the three losses]. Kind of tough." The last loss was the Nationals' seventh straight to the Cardinals as they were swept in the six-game season series after losing Game 5 of the NLDS last October.

The Nationals will have to wait until next year to have their revenge on the Cardinals.

What are the chances Zimmermann's signed to a long(er)-term deal by that point? We talked about Zimmermann's season; his growth, the changeup he worked into his arsenal this year; the pitching the Cards ran out against the Nationals this week; the Nationals' struggles against St. Louis and more on the latest edition of Nats Nightly after the game this afternoon:

• AUDIO: Nats Nightly with the District Sports Page's Dave Nichols and Federal Baseball:

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