A Tale of Two Zim(m)s
During a game in which maybe 25 of 1,000 fans stuck around for the glorious finish, and the bullpen tossed three hitless innings, highly-touted pitching prospect Jordan Zimmermann won his big league debut. Pretty awesome, considering who he's pitching for. That's right, victory #2 for the Washington Nationals, this time over the Atlanta Braves.
Zimmermann impressed the small crowd over six strong innings, allowing two runs off six hits, with three strikeouts and a walk. Not bad for a 22-year-old kid from Wisconsin. A second-round draft pick in 2007, he played at D-III school Wisconsin-Stevens Point and hadn’t played above Double-A ball until this season. Stud. Muffin.
Speaking of Zim(m)s, talented third baseman Ryan Zimmerman's five-year, $45 million contract was officially announced the same day, making Monday a pretty special day in DC. As for Zim, he probably could've squeezed a little more juice outa' that lemon, if you know what I mean.
During Ryan's post-game press conference, he jokingly made reference to Jordan, calling him "the kid starting today — THE Zimmermann. I guess I’m ‘the other guy’ now."
Other highlights of Monday's game not mentioned earlier: everyone's uniform had the correct spelling of the word "Nationals", Joel Hanrahan didn't blow a save, and Manny Acta didn't die of a heart attack watching.
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