Jordan Zimmermann SP WAS 5 Months

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.

Jordan Zimmermann SP WAS 6 Months

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.

Jordan Zimmermann SP WAS 6 Months

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.

Jordan Zimmermann SP WAS 6 Months

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.

Jordan Zimmermann SP WAS 6 Months

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.

Jordan Zimmermann SP WAS 6 Months

Zimmermann (10-5) picked up the win on Friday against the Mariners as he pitched six strong innings, while allowing two runs on seven hits and striking out eight hitters.

Friday was Zimmermann's seventh quality start in a row. During that stretch, Zimmermann has lowered his ERA and WHIP respectively to 2.93 and 1.14 while picking up four wins in the process.

Jordan Zimmermann SP WAS 6 Months

Zimmermann was solid Saturday, tossing eight innings of seven-hit, two-run ball while fanning eight and not issuing a walk in a win over the visiting Giants.

He settled in nicely after serving up a two-run bomb to Hunter Pence in the top of the first. Zimmermann is now 9-5 with a 2.93 ERA and 1.13 WHIP with 140 strikeouts in 159.2 innings (26 starts) this season and has been great for the Nats and fantasy owners alike in 2014.

Jordan Zimmermann SP WAS 7 Months

Zimmermann did not record a decision Monday against the Diamondbacks as he pitched seven innings and allowed three runs, four hits and three walks to go along with two strikeouts.

Zimmermann has a sparkling 2.97 ERA and 1.15 WHIP for the season, but lack of run support and bullpen meltdowns have resulted in him coming away with only eight wins. He should continue to be a solid starting option down the stretch, but wins may continue to be hard to come by.

Jordan Zimmermann SP WAS 7 Months

Zimmermann claimed his eighth win of the season Wednesday vs. the Mets, tossing 6.1 shutout innings and striking out four batters.

The right-hander's pinpoint control was his biggest ally in Wednesday's turn, as he needed only 87 pitches to retire 19 batters. He found himself in some trouble in the seventh inning by loading the bases, but reliever Drew Storen came on to snuff out a potential rally and preserve Zimmermann's ERA.

Jordan Zimmermann SP WAS 7 Months

Zimmermann received no decision Thursday after holding the Mets to three runs on seven hits over 6.1 innings. He struck out five without a walk.

Zim came into the seventh inning with a 3-1 lead, but gave up a couple singles before being yanked, only to see the bullpen allow both inherited runners to score. It's been an up-and-down year for him, but he's tossed three straight quality starts. He'll look to make it four in a rematch with these Mets at Citi Field next week.