Jordan Zimmermann returns to D.C., gets warm welcome from Nationals fans (Video)


Jordan Zimmermann got a pleasant ovation from Nationals fans in his return to Nationals Park. 

Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Jordan Zimmermann signed with the Tigers during the 2015 offseason. He spent the first seven years of his career with the Washington Nationals, helping the team reach the playoffs in both 2012 and 2014.

While he has gotten off to an unbelievable start in Detroit with a 1.10 ERA through his first six starts, averaging just under seven innings per start, Zimmermann is still remembered fondly in DC. Nationals fans gave him a standing ovation in his first at-bat at Nationals Park as a member of the opposing team.

Zimmermann did some special things with the Nationals that allowed him to get a five-year $110 million contract just a few years after having a Tommy John surgery. In 178 starts for the Nationals, Zimmermann had a 70-50 record with 1,094 innings pitched.

He had 903 strikeouts and an earned run average of 3.32 with the Nationals. Washington decided to keep Max Scherzer and Stephen Strasburg over Zimmermann. It has only been a month, but it seems like both parties benefitted from the departure.

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