VIERA, Fla. -- Right-hander Jordan Zimmermann made his second spring start in an 8-4 victory over the Cardinals. He pitched 3 2/3 innings and allowed four runs on seven hits. He threw 59 pitches, while 41 of them went for strikes.
Manager Davey Johnson felt Zimmermann had problems locating his pitches.
"I thought his stuff was really good. He didn't locate as good as I've seen him in the past. ... Sometimes, he gets too much of the plate." Johnson said. "I really liked his arm speed, his velocity. His location wasn't quite there. I like what I saw the second time out. ... He was around the plate, just didn't have his great command."