Zimmermann concludes superb June

By Daniel Popper

WASHINGTON — Jordan Zimmermann made his final start in June Monday night, surrendering two earned runs over six innings to earn his sixth win of the season in the Nationals’ 7-3 victory over the Rockies.

And while the performance was certainly not Zimmermann’s best of the season, it capped off an outstanding month from the right-hander, who went 3-2 with a 1.43 ERA and .818 WHIP over six starts.

Zimmermann’s best outing of the month came on June 8 when he threw a two-hit, complete-game shutout while striking out a season-high 12 against the Padres. That showing came in the midst of a three-start span during which he allowed just one earned run in 25 innings.

Zimmermann’s tremendous June came after significant struggles in May, when he posted a 5.06 ERA in five starts.

“I’m just locating really well right now,” Zimmermann said. “Nothing really has changed, I’m just locating well and the slider’s really good. And when I have those two things working together, I can usually string some pretty good starts together.”

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