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Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
« Reply #765 on: September 27, 2017, 11:47:47 pm »
After yet another stint on the DL (nerve-blocker for his neck problems), Jordan Zimmermann FINALLY had a pretty good start in his final appearance of 2017: 6 innings, 4 hits, 2 runs.  Alas, he still won't get a W for it, as the Detroit Mudhen's bullpen collapses yet again, and they lose 7-4.  At least he didn't take the L. ::)

I've long since gotten over the intoxication of April 2016 (one of the best months any pitcher has ever had), but, being an eternal optimist (especially for D3 guys!), I'm still hopeful they have finally solved his medical problems and he can be the guy Detroit THOUGHT they were getting for 5-years, $110M!

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« Reply #766 on: April 11, 2018, 09:56:55 pm »
A very scary incident in Cleveland tonight: Jordan Zimmermann took a first-inning line drive to the face (exit velocity: 106 mph).  The batter, Jason Kipnis, was visibly shaken by what he had inadvertently done.  The good news is that after a couple of minutes Jordan walked off the field under his own power, passed the concussion protocol, and left for X-rays (no word yet on them).  A similar incident occurred at UWSP, where his jaw was broken in two places and he missed nearly a month - this SEEMS to be less serious.

(Hopefully Jordan gets credit for an assist - the ball caromed off his face right to Miggy at first for an easy out! ;D)

UPDATE:  X-rays are back and negative.  Jordan says he was sure early on that it was not like 2007 at UWSP (where he had two plates and 11 screws put in to heal the fractures).  The doctors said then that it was now unbreakable - "I sure tested that tonight!"  Closer examination of the video indicated that the ball grazed his shoulder before hitting his jaw - probably prevented worse injury.  He doesn't think he will miss even one turn in the rotation.

To the credit of Kipnis, he came over to the pitching mound area, and patted JZ on the butt as he exited.  I'd like to believe that ALL players would do the same, but suspect it is at best MOST players.
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Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
« Reply #767 on: April 20, 2018, 10:59:41 pm »
Forgot to update.  JZ indeed did not miss a start.  He was not particularly sharp against the Orioles Thursday (4 earned runs in 5.1 innings), but it was plenty good enough for his first win of the season as the Tigers pummeled the Birds into submission, 13-8  (they were up 12-3 when he was pulled).

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Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
« Reply #768 on: May 03, 2018, 03:20:01 pm »
Former Ithaca College star Tim Locastro will start in centerfield for the Dodgers today

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Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
« Reply #769 on: May 03, 2018, 10:15:09 pm »
Forgot to update with some even better news for Jordan Zimmermann.  Against Tampa Bay on Monday, he went seven innings giving up two hits, 1 walk, and ZERO runs - his best outing in seems like forever.  Alas, his teammates gave him no run support, so he only got a no decision.

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Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
« Reply #770 on: May 05, 2018, 10:42:28 pm »
JZ had another good outing today - 5 innings of 2-hit shut-out ball.  He left after only 85 pitches as the flu has been going around the team (he had nothing left in the tank).  That's two straight scoreless starts - perhaps the Tigers are now getting what they hoped for with a 5-year, $110 million contract!  On the other hand, before I get carried away, even when he was a disappointment he has always dominated KC: he is now 4-0, 1.48 ERA against KC for his career.  April 2016 ain't never gonna happen again, but I have hopes he has righted the ship.

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Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
« Reply #771 on: May 08, 2018, 10:12:04 pm »
The hard-luck saga of Jordan Zimmermann just took another page.  He has gone on the DL for shoulder inflammation.  I can't recall another case of a pitcher going on the DL for what was described as a 'chronic' problem (as opposed to a specific injury) immediately after pitching 12 consecutive scoreless innings!  (Kind of makes me wonder if the 'flu' story in my previous post was just a cover-up for a degenerating shoulder problem.)

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Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
« Reply #772 on: July 06, 2018, 09:23:44 pm »
Jordan Zimmermann is BACK!  Last time out he went 7 innings of only one run to break Detroit's 11-game losing streak.  Tonite he gave up a HR on the first pitch of the game, then Texas never even threatened to score the rest of the way.  8 innings, one run, only four hits.