The Washington Nationals don’t have a ton to be excited about. They are a game under .500 and 5.5 back of the division-leading Philadelphia Phillies. Their ace Stephen Strasburg probably won’t pitch this year, and there are already huge concerns with a guy who throws in the 100′s consistently having arm troubles so early. No. 1-overall pick Bryce Harper is doing well, but he’s not going to help any time soon.
One of the bright spots this year has been Jordan Zimmerman. He’s not lighting it up, but he has a respectable 4.13 ERA and K’ed 11 in his last outing.
However, he’s still young (he’ll be 25 on May 23rd) and the Natties would like to limit his reps. And with the recent rain out, that’s just what they are going to do.
“#Nats RHP Jordan Zimmermann will skip his next start. He will not pitch until Sunday against the Orioles,” William Ladsen tweets.
It’s a good idea. It doesn’t do them any good to hurt one of the few promising pitchers that they have on the roster. Give him a rest, you aren’t making the playoffs anyway.