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AL East Standings

Team W-L L10 STRK
56-21 6-4 L1
44-33 6-4 W2
43-34 7-3 L1
40-36 4-6 L4
35-43 5-5 L3

2022 Pitching

STATS IP
Innings Pitched
W
Wins
L
Losses
ERA
Earned Run Average
SO
Strikeouts
BB
Base on Balls (Walk)
Regular Season 66.2 2 5 5.94 46 11

Top Bruce Zimmermann News

  • Orioles' Bruce Zimmermann: Dropped from rotation and demoted

    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.

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  • Orioles' Bruce Zimmermann: Crushed again Wednesday

    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.

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  • Orioles' Bruce Zimmermann: Yields seven runs in loss

    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.

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  • Orioles' Bruce Zimmermann: Coughs up 10 hits

    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.

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  • Orioles' Bruce Zimmermann: Gives up six runs Sunday

    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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  • Orioles' Bruce Zimmermann: Can't keep ball in yard

    Zimmermann didn't factor into the decision in Tuesday's 7-6 extra-innings loss to the Yankees, giving up four runs on four solo home runs over 6.1 innings. He allowed six hits in total and struck out five without walking a batter.

    The southpaw filled up the zone as 65 of his 85 pitches went for strikes, but his command wasn't sharp enough to avoid a lot of hard contact. After serving up only one homer through his first six starts and 30.1 innings this season, Zimmermann has been tagged for seven long balls in his last three outings. He'll carry a 3.78 ERA, 1.22 WHIP and 39:10 K:BB through 47.2 frames into his next start.

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  • Orioles' Bruce Zimmermann: Allows five runs in five innings

    Zimmermann allowed five runs on seven hits and one walk across five innings during Thursday's 9-6 win over the Yankees. He struck out two.

    Zimmerman gave up a two-run single to Giancarlo Stanton in the first and a solo shot to the slugger in the third. He was ultimately chased in the sixth after allowing back-to-back singles and saw his his line take a blow when both of those runners came around to score on a game-tying single from Isiah Kiner-Falefa. It was Zimmerman's worst start of the season by a wide margin, and it was the first time he's given up more than three earned runs in an outing. His next start is tentatively scheduled for a rematch with the Yankees in New York on Tuesday.

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  • Orioles' Bruce Zimmermann: Quality start in loss

    Zimmermann (2-2) gave up three runs (two earned) on seven hits and one walk while striking out two in six innings Saturday against the Tigers. He took the loss.

    He gave up home runs to Eric Haase and Willi Castro but was able to hold on to go six innings for the second start in a row and third time this season. Zimmerman had only given up one home run in his prior six starts. The two strikeouts were easily a season low, as he has struck out at least four in every other start. He projects to face the Yankees at home next week.

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  • Orioles' Bruce Zimmermann: Earns second win

    Zimmermann (2-1) got the win during Sunday's 4-2 victory over Kansas City in Game 2 of a doubleheader, allowing two runs on five hits with five strikeouts in six innings.

    Baltimore scored three runs in the first inning to provide all the support Zimmermann would need Sunday, and the 27-year-old was able to limit the damage to a run apiece in the second and sixth. He's now recorded quality starts in two of his last three turns and tossed a season-high 85 pitches with 56 finding the zone Sunday. A 2.79 FIP validates an impressive 2.67 ERA as Zimmermann looks to keep things rolling against Detroit next weekend.

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  • Orioles' Bruce Zimmermann: Productive over five frames

    Zimmermann pitched five innings, giving two runs on four hits and two walks while striking out four in Tuesday's loss to the Twins. He did not factor into the decision.

    Zimmermann tossed three scoreless innings to open Tuesday's contest, surrendering his first run on a Jose Miranda double in the top of the fourth frame. He later gave up another run on a Jorge Polanco two-out single in the fifth inning. The 27-year-old has now allowed two or fewer earned runs in all five of his outings this season, posting a 1.48 ERA and 1.23 WHIP with 25 strikeouts over 24.1 innings. Zimmermann has operated as the Orioles' most effective starter so far in 2022 and he tentatively lines up to face the Royals on Sunday.

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  • Orioles' Bruce Zimmermann: Takes loss against Yankees

    Zimmermann (1-1) allowed four runs (zero earned) on five hits and one walk while striking out five across 4.1 innings to take the loss Thursday against the Yankees.

    Zimmermann held the Yankees scoreless through four innings, and he allowed only two hits and a walk in that span. However, things unraveled in the fifth frame, as he allowed three hits to the first six batters he faced -- though the Baltimore defense also committed two errors behind him. Zimmermann has gotten off to a hot start this season, as he has now allowed zero earned runs in three of his first four outings. Overall, he has maintained a 0.93 ERA and 21:6 K:BB across 19.1 frames.

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  • Orioles' Bruce Zimmermann: Collects first win

    Zimmermann (1-0) allowed three runs (two earned) on five hits and a walk with six strikeouts in six innings, earning the win Friday versus the Angels.

    Zimmermann covered five scoreless innings, but he ran out of steam a bit at the end. He exited with no outs in the seventh inning after Anthony Rendon's two-run blast brought the Angels within two runs. The Orioles' bullpen was able to maintain the lead, earning Zimmermann his first win of the season to go with a pair of no-decisions through three starts. He's been very effective with a 1.20 ERA, 1.13 WHIP and 16:5 K:BB across 15 innings, and per the team's PR department, the southpaw's 14-inning scoreless streak to begin the season was the longest by a Baltimore pitcher since Jim Palmer in 1978, which is good company to be keeping. Zimmermann is projected to face the Yankees next week.

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  • Orioles' Bruce Zimmermann: Tosses five scoreless frames

    Zimmermann allowed four hits and two walks while striking out six in five scoreless innings during Sunday's win over the Yankees. He didn't factor into the decision.

    Zimmermann built up to 75 pitches during Sunday's outing and allowed just six baserunners, but he was unable to pick up the win since the Orioles didn't score any runs until the bottom of the eighth inning during the pitching duel. The left-hander has now struck out 10 in nine scoreless frames during his first two starts in 2022, but he's been forced to settle for no-decisions in each outing. He tentatively lines up to make his next start on the road against the Angels on Friday.

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  • Orioles' Bruce Zimmermann: Tosses four shutout innings

    Zimmermann allowed three hits and two walks over four scoreless innings in Monday's win over the Brewers. He struck out four and did not factor in the decision.

    The only time Zimmermann was in much danger Monday came during the third inning. He walked Christian Yelich to load the bases with two outs but escaped the jam unharmed. The 27-year-old southpaw played 14 games with the Orioles last season and never recorded a scoreless appearance. Zimmermann is expected to face the Yankees at home this weekend.

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  • Orioles' Bruce Zimmermann: Clinches rotation spot

    Manager Brandon Hyde said Zimmermann will be included in the Orioles' season-opening rotation and will make his first start in Monday's home opener versus the Brewers, Zachary Silver of MLB.com reports.

    Despite serving up three home runs across his three Grapefruit League outings, Zimmermann's tidy 9:2 K:BB over his eight innings looks like it was enough for him to break camp as the team's No. 4 starter. In what seems to be an annual tradition, the Orioles are short on impact arms, so the bar will be low for Zimmermann to maintain a regular starting role if the Orioles aren't willing to rush top pitching prospects Grayson Rodriguez and DL Hall to the majors. The 27-year-old lefty turned in a rather underwhelming rookie season in 2021, finishing with a 5.04 ERA, 1.51 WHIP and 11.9 K-BB% in 64.1 innings.

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  • Orioles' Bruce Zimmermann: Strengthens case for rotation

    Zimmermann allowed one unearned run on one hit and struck out two over three innings in Wednesday's 7-6 win over the Rays. He posted zero walks.

    Zimmermann has logged five innings across two spring starts, with Wednesday's being the far better of the two after his first one was delayed by a stomach bug. Manager Brandon Hyde designated John Means, Jordan Lyles and Tyler Wells as part of the Orioles' rotation to begin the 2022 campaign, leaving Zimmermann and a handful of other pitchers to compete for two spots. The 27-year-old southpaw posted a 5.04 ERA, 1.51 WHIP and 56:22 K:BB across 64.1 innings in 14 appearances (13 starts) last season. At least initially, he may need to work with a piggyback reliever until he can get more fully stretched out after a condensed spring training.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-2, 215 lbs
Birthplace: Baltimore, MD
Age: 27
Experience: 1
Bats/Throws: L, L