"He pitched an unbelievable game and swung the bat better than most of the guys in the lineup. It’s a waste we couldn’t pull this one out. That’s a tough loss."
(Davey Johnson on Jordan Zimmermann, 5/19/2013)
"I just made two mistakes."
(Jordan Zimmermann, via Washington Times, 5/19/2013)
Padres 2, Nationals 1: Wasted effort. 85-pitch complete game loss for Jordan Zimmermann. Unfortunately, he had to be perfect, but a HR, throwing error, too much to overcome.
Steve Lombardozzi caught stealing twice. Davey, why'd you send him in the 9th with no outs and Zim at the plate with a 3-2 count?
"I got my best up there, 3-2 count. I’m expecting us to put it in play. I’d do it every time."
(Davey Johnson on decision to send Lombo with Zim at the plate, 3-2 count, 5/19/2013)
The sun rises, the sun sets, and Danny Espinosa goes 0-3 with 2 strikeouts.
(Screencap of dejected J-Zimm via MASN/TV)