Last Tuesday in Houston, Jordan Zimmermann had what might have been his worst outing of the season, allowing six runs in five innings in a loss to the Astros. He's struggling again early tonight.
He's thrown an efficient 39 pitches in the first three innings, but he's left his fastball up in the zone and gotten himself in trouble; the Marlins have scored four runs on five hits, including a Logan Morrison rocket to right center for a two-run homer in the third.
Zimmermann just gave up his sixth hit to Mike Cameron to start the fourth. A couple of you have mentioned in our live chat that Zimmermann's release point looks different than it was earlier this year, and he's certainly having trouble getting the ball down.
And it comes on a night where Ricky Nolasco has baffled the Nationals early. They haven't posted a hit against him in the first three innings, meaning they're hitless dating back to the first inning of Sunday's game against the Dodgers.
Their offense will have to rebound to get back in this one, with Zimmermann again struggling to find the impressive stuff he's had most of the season. It's 4-0 Marlins in the top of the fourth.