In beating the Milwaukee Brewers for the third time in his career Monday night, Washington Nationals pitcher Jordan Zimmermann tied for the Major League lead in wins with 12. Zimmermann is being mentioned as a possible starter for the National League in the Mid-Summer Classic which will be held in two weeks in New York. Jordan credits the Nationals offense including another big output on Monday for making his job easier.
Here are some of the excerpts from Jordan Zimmermann's interview on our website.
On getting run support in 2013:
"They're giving me great run support that's all I can say and in year's past I wasn't getting that but this year it's a whole different story, it's definitely fun going out there when you know they're going to give you four to eight runs a game so it's nice. We have a good ball club and like I said, they're putting up a lot of runs this year so as long as I can go deep in ballgames and keep the runs minimal, good things are going to happen."
On giving up four runs to the Brewers:
"I was just trying to throw strikes and go deep in the game, they obviously knew I was going to throw fastballs and I wasn't going to mess around and they were ready for it."
On his career-high 3-hit night:
"I was just trying to put the ball in play and after the first hit it takes a little bit of the pressure off and the second one was a checked swing that made it up the middle and the third one it was a slow roller and I figured I had a chance to get three hits so I busted it down the line a little bit. REPORTER: "Jordan, what size bat do you use?"
Jordan: "39-inch... No...(laughter)... 34-inch."