|Apr. 13 5:41 PM PT6:41 PM MT7:41 PM CT8:41 PM ET20:41 ET0:41 GMT8:41 5:41 PM MST7:41 PM EST8:11 PM VEN4:41 UAE (+1)7:41 PM CT-Zimmermann allowed five runs, four hits and a career-high five walks in 4 2/3 innings as he lost to the Twins on Thursday.
Analysis: It was a rare show of poor control from Zimmermann, who hadn't walked two consecutive batters since 2012 but walked three of the first four in the fourth inning. Zimmermann said he had a hard time gripping the ball. The temperature at game time was 47 degrees, and the right-hander said the wind made conditions tough. ''I had no clue where the ball was going,'' he said. Zimmermann could have an easier time Wednesday in Tampa.
|Apr. 8 2:44 PM PT3:44 PM MT4:44 PM CT5:44 PM ET17:44 ET21:44 GMT5:44 2:44 PM MST4:44 PM EST5:14 PM VEN1:44 UAE (+1)4:44 PM CT-Zimmermann turned in a strong first start of the season, limiting the Red Sox to one run on four hits and a walk over six innings to lead the Tigers to Saturday's 4-1 victory.
Analysis: It's a good first impression from a player the Tigers are counting on heavily for a bounce-back, injury-free season. Zimmermann is no stranger to good beginnings, as he recorded a terrific 0.55 ERA while winning all five of his starts last April.