Zimmermann allowed three runs on six hits and three walks with three strikeouts over 5.2 innings, taking the loss versus Tampa Bay on Sunday. The southpaw was solid but not spectacular, throwing just 56 of his 95 pitches for strikes. Zimmermann allowed a decisive two-RBI single to Taylor Walls in the fourth inning, and Baltimore's offense didn't get him off the hook. For the season, Zimmermann has a 4.83 ERA, 1.47 WHIP and 53:20 K:BB across 59.2 innings. He projects to make his next start versus Toronto during next weekend's series.
Zimmerman (4-3) recorded the win Tuesday against the Mets after allowing two runs on two hits with seven strikeouts and two walks across five innings. The 26-year-old wasn't overly efficient as he needed 90 pitches to get through five frames, but he's now given up five runs with a 20:5 K:BB over 15.1 innings across his past three starts. Zimmerman tentatively lines up to make his next turn through the rotation Sunday at Tampa Bay.
Zimmermann (3-3) earned the win Tuesday versus the Twins after allowing two runs on six hits with seven strikeouts and two walks over 5.1 innings. The 26-year-old set a season high with the seven strikeouts and has given up three runs across 10.1 innings with a 13:3 K:BB in his past two starts. Zimmermann has a 4.96 ERA, 1.53 WHIP and 43:15 K:BB over 49 innings (10 starts) in 2021.
Zimmermann allowed a run on six hits and a walk with six strikeouts in five innings versus the White Sox on Thursday. He did not factor in the decision. The southpaw left with the game tied 1-1 after a strong pitching duel with White Sox starter Dylan Cease. Zimmermann has given up one run in two of his last three outings, although a five-spot versus Washington came in between the two better efforts. The 26-year-old has a 5.15 ERA, 1.53 WHIP and 36:13 K:BB across 43.2 innings. He lines up to face Minnesota next week.
Orioles manager Brandon Hyde said Zimmermann will start Saturday's game against the Nationals, Steve Melewski of MASNSports.com reports. The rookie will re-enter the rotation as a replacement for long reliever Adam Plutko, who faltered in a spot start last weekend against the Yankees. After Plutko was pounded for four runs before exiting after one inning, Zimmermann excelled in mop-up duty, limiting the Bronx Bombers to one run on two hits and one walk while striking out six over 5.2 frames. The strong outing in relief was enough to earn Zimmermann another look in a starting role, but fantasy managers should temper expectations for the lefty. In his first six outings as a starter before being demoted to the minors, Zimmermann posted a 5.40 ERA, 1.63 WHIP and 6.6 K/9 across 30 innings.
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