Jordan Zimmermann: NL Pitcher of the Month

Jordan Zimmermann has won the NL Pitcher of the Month award for July, becoming the third Nationals pitcher this season to win this monthly accolade. Being the third one to do it is something Jordan knows well, being the last to reach puberty amongst his brothers.

Jordan went 4-0 with a 0.97 ERA and a 0.84 whip in 37 IP in July. Jordan is very used to small numbers, which coupled with being a late bloomer, probably also contributed to his being the last one to do it. But Jordan has clearly overcome personal inadequacies and gotten the job done, probably since he’s so good at using his hands.

Hopefully Edwin and Ross are inspired to do better to join their rotation mates as pitchers of the month. I don’t think they want to settle for silver, because gold is so much more prestigious. It also has a higher resale value, just in case they end up like Lenny Dykstra.

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