Not that ever doubted himself, but given his recent struggles, Jordan Zimmermann understood the importance of his dominant start last night against the Phillies.
"It was big," the right-hander admitted after tossing eight scoreless innings in the Nationals' 7-0 blowout win. "May was a pretty rough month for me. Hopefully June has better things to come."
If last night's start was a sign of things to come, June (and perhaps future months) could be very good to Zimmermann. Coming off a stretch of four straight rough outings, he entered this one with a surprisingly high 4.07 ERA and questions about the manner in which opposing hitters were making consistently solid contact off him.