(Jordan Zimmermann talks with reporters after Tuesday night's loss. Screen cap via MASN Sports.com.)
"I'm just going to go out there and try to finish strong, have some momentum going into next year."
(Jordan Zimmermann, via CSNWashington.com/Nats Insider, 8/23/2011)
And so Jordan Zimmermann's 2nd to last start of the 2011 season went in the books last night as a loss; done in by one mistake and no run support. Another solid line for J-Zimm: 6.1 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 2 BB, 4 K, 1 HR. One more start Sunday in Cincinnati.
And with a successful (meaning: healthy) post-Tommy John season nearly complete for one half of the dream Strasburg-Zimmermann 1-2 combo, anybody else wishing we could just push the fast-forward button on the rest of 2011 and jump ahead to Viera in February?