The Orioles optioned Zimmermann to Triple-A Norfolk on Thursday. Zimmermann's demotion comes after he was once again lit up in his most recent start Wednesday against the Blue Jays, who tagged him for six runs on 11 hits over 4.2 innings to bring his ERA and WHIP to 5.94 and 1.47, respectively, for the season. The southpaw served up three long balls in the loss and has given up an MLB-high 18 on the campaign. Mike Baumann was called up from Triple-A to fill Zimmermann's spot on the 26-man active roster, but the Orioles haven't announced which pitcher will replace the lefty in the rotation.
Zimmermann allowed six runs on 11 hits and struck out two in 4.2 innings, taking a no-decision versus the Blue Jays on Wednesday. Zimmermann allowed double-digit hits for the third straight game, and he's given up at least four runs in each of his last six starts. He was spared the loss this time, as the Orioles' offense covered the deficit before losing in the 10th inning. The southpaw's wretched run has inflated his ratios to a 5.94 ERA, 1.47 WHIP and 46:11 K:BB across 66.2 innings in 13 starts. He's projected for a home start versus the Nationals next week.
Zimmermann (2-5) allowed seven runs on 10 hits over 4.2 innings Friday, striking out two and taking a loss against the Royals. Zimmermann got off to a poor start by yielding three runs in the first inning, including a two-run shot from Salvador Perez. He later coughed up an RBI double to Perez in the fourth followed by MJ Melendez's three-run homer in the fifth. Over his last five starts, Zimmerman has allowed 27 runs over 25.2 frames (9.47 ERA) with a 1.68 WHIP. The 27-year-old is projected to take the mound in Toronto next week.
Zimmermann (2-4) allowed five runs on 10 hits over 5.2 innings Friday, striking out one and taking a loss against Cleveland. Zimmermann struggled out of the gate Friday, giving up a two-run double to Owen Miller in the first inning. Miller struck again with a two-run single as part of Cleveland's three-run third inning. Zimmerman has coughed up at least four runs in his last four outings, posting a brutal 8.57 ERA in the process. The 27-year-old is sporting a 4.87 ERA with a 42:11 K:BB through 11 starts this year. Zimmermann is lined up to start in Kansas City next week.
Zimmermann (2-3) allowed six runs on eight hits and a walk while striking out two in four innings to take the loss in Sunday's game against the Red Sox. Zimmermann struggled against the long ball in his last start by giving up four home runs, and he allowed five homers over the first four innings of Sunday's blowout loss. The southpaw was relatively effective at limiting run production early in the year, as he posted a 2.72 ERA in 36.1 innings over his first seven starts of the season. However, he's given up at least four runs in each of his last three starts while recording an 8.80 ERA in 15.1 innings during that time. Zimmermann projects to make his next start at home against the Guardians on Friday.
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