Nats rookie Jordan Zimmermann grew up in Wisconsin, so he enjoys pitching in the cooler weather.
We're talking about someone who has pitched in the snow; so this chilly San Francisco weather is nothing to him.
He told me today he is looking forward to pitching here at AT&T Park. He also said he has spoken to Scott Olsen and John Lannan about the park.
Jordan said it's key for him to get ahead of hitters and keep the ball down. He also noted it's great playing for a team that gives its pitchers such offensive support.
Jordan is 2-1 with a 5.48 ERA. He showed Manny Acta a lot last Thursday against the Dodgers.
After giving up 6 runs in the first inning, he pitched five scoreless innings en route to a Nats comeback. The 22-year-old settled down and kept the Nats in the game.
That was something that really impressed his teammates, and he's showing a lot of people why the Nats future is bright.