Zimmermann (7-10) allowed seven runs on eight hits and one walk while striking out one over 3.1 innings in a no-decision Saturday against the Twins. Zimmermann was staked to a five-run lead in the first inning, but fell apart in the third inning, and even though he left the game with a deficit, the Tigers made a comeback to take him off the hook for a potential loss. This is the third start he's allowed at least five runs over his last seven outings, and although he's also thrown a number of gems, his 5.62 ERA makes him a risky fantasy option. He'll make his next start Friday against the Dodgers.
Zimmermann (7-9) allowed three runs on five hits and three walks across seven innings in Monday's loss to the Priates. He struck out three. Zimmermann held Pittsburgh to one run through his first six frames, but a two-run home run in the seventh by John Jaso added to the Tigers' deficit. Though he still tossed a quality start, Zimmermann didn't have a chance to pick up his eighth win because of a shutout by the Pirates' staff. The veteran has taken his lumps at times this season, but he's now delivered three straight quality starts, bringing his ERA down to 5.27. He'll look to maintain his improved form Saturday against the Twins.
Zimmermann (7-8) stifled the Yankees over seven scoreless innings in a 2-0 win on Wednesday, scattering six hits and striking out six. His shot at a complete-game shutout was squelched by a lengthy rain delay, but Zimmermann still fired 66 of 92 pitches for strikes and turned in his third quality start (and third start without issuing a walk) in his last four outings. The veteran righty's 5.35 ERA on the season isn't pretty, but it's trending in the right direction ahead of Monday's road start in Pittsburgh.
Zimmermann allowed three runs on six hits over seven innings while striking out in a no-decision Friday against the Astros. The right-hander was on track for his seventh win of the season before Bruce Rondon melted down in the eighth inning. Quality starts have been few and far between for Zimmermann in 2017, and while his 5.69 ERA and 1.51 WHIP on the year look bad, he's been even worse in July (6.23 ERA, 1.58 WHIP). Things won't get any easier for him in his next outing Wednesday on the road in Yankee Stadium.
Zimmermann (6-8) allowed five runs on nine hits and four walks while striking out just one batter through only 3.2 innings during Saturday's loss to Minnesota. There have been a few solid stretches from the veteran righty this season, but overall, Zimmermann's 5.81 ERA, 1.56 WHIP and 6.4 K/9 are crippling fantasy marks. He's proven to be an unreliable asset since joining the Tigers and is probably best faded outside of the softest matchups. Zimmermann lines up for a daunting test against the Astros at Comerica Park in his next start.