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Zimmermann threw a bullpen session Tuesday, Dan Kolko of MASNsports.com reports.

Zimmermann typically throws his bullpen two days before his next outing, so Tuesday's session would seem to line him up to start a potential Game 5 of the NLDS on Thursday. Nothing's set in stone, however, and the Nats may very well go with Stephen Strasburg on five days' rest, if they do indeed manage to extend the series with a win Tuesday.

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Zimmermann will start Game 2 of the NLDS against the Giants on Saturday.

Zimmermann will look to follow up his no-hitter in the regular season finale with another gem against San Francisco, and though the Giants have yet to announce their rotation for the series, he figures to start opposite 39-year-old Tim Hudson. Zimmermann posted a 2.18 ERA and .213 BAA after the All-Star break, earning victories in each of his final eight decisions.

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Zimmermann pitched a no-hitter in Sunday's 1-0 win over the Nationals. He struck out 10 and allowed only one walk.

Not a bad way to finish off the regular season. Were it not for a dramatic diving catch by Stephen Souza Jr. for the final out, the no-hitter would have been spoiled. Still, Zimmermann dazzled in Sunday's start, throwing 79 of 104 pitches for strikes en route to his first ever no-hitter. The right-hander had another impressive regular season in 2014, going 14-5 with a 2.66 ERA, 1.07 WHIP and 182:29 K:BB ratio over 199.2 innings. Needless to say, Zimmermann will be an integral part of Washington's postseason rotation.

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Zimmermann (shoulder) will start Sunday's regular-season finale against the Marlins.

The Nats were thinking about pushing Zimmermann's next start back, after he was drilled in the shoulder by a Casey McGehee line drive last weekend, but Wednesday's rainout made it a no-brainer. Not only does pushing Zimmermann back give him a few extra days to let his bruising diminish, it also lines him up to start Game 2 of the NLDS next Saturday (Oct. 4).

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Zimmerman (shoulder) could have his next start pushed back, James Wagner of the Washington Post reports.

Zimmerman took a liner off the shoulder in his last start Saturday and is dealing with a fairly severe bruise. With the NL East title sewn up, the Nats may push Zimmerman's next start back one day to ensure he's not dealing with any lingering pain when the postseason begins. If that's the case, Zimmerman could pitch Saturday, rather than throwing one of Friday's two games agains the Marlins.

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The Nationals will re-evaluate Zimmermann's pitching shoulder on Sunday after he got hit with a Casey McGahee line drive during Saturday's game, the Washington Post reports. "We're not going to take any chances there," Nats manager Matt Williams said. "I would assume he'll be pretty sore [Sunday]. He's got a pretty good welt on his shoulder."

Zimmermann avoided serious injury, but if the Nationals still have a cushion in the race for the NL's best record they may elect to skip his final regular season start as a precaution.

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Zimmermann earned the victory Saturday as he allowed five hits and two runs- one earned- in six innings to go along with four strikeouts against the Marlins.

Zimmermann was struck on the shoulder by a line drive from Casey McGehee to start the sixth inning but managed to stay in the game and finished the inning. Saturday's win was Zimmermann's third in a row and his fifth in six games. He's on fire, as the Nationals have now won their 10th consecutive game in a game started by Zimmermann.

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Zimmermann logged another quality start Sunday, pitching 6.2 innings of scoreless ball with five strikeouts and one walk in a win over the Mets.

Zimmermann scattered six hits in the winning decision. Following Sunday's effort, he's 12-5 with a 2.83 ERA, 1.13 WHIP and 168:28 K:BB ratio in 30 starts (184.2 innings) this season. Zimmermann will aim for continued success Friday in Miami.

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Zimmermann allowed four runs -- two of them earned -- on six hits across six innings in a win over the Braves on Tuesday. He also struck out seven and didn't issue a walk.

Zimmermann was quite efficient in this one, getting ahead of 75 percent of all the batters he faced with first-pitch strikes (18-of-24). He's now a solid 11-5 with a 1.13 WHIP and 2.93 ERA -- numbers that are both slightly better than his career marks of 1.16 and 3.31 -- through 178 innings (29 starts) this season.

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Zimmermann struck out eight and walked two while allowing two runs on four hits over 6.1 innings against the Dodgers on Wednesday.

He did not factor in the decision, however, as the two division leaders needed 14 frames to close out their three-game series. Zimmermann is lined up for two starts next week, first against the Braves at home Tuesday before a road start against the Mets at Citi Field on September 14.