Zimmermann would get Game 1 start in NLCS

Zimmermann would get Game 1 start in NLCS

WASHINGTON -- Manager Davey Johnson said that if the Nationals advance to the National League Championship Series, right-hander Jordan Zimmermann will pitch against the Giants in Game 1, which would be Sunday at 8 p.m. ET at Nationals Park.

"Yes, Jordan Zimmermann will be the starter in Game 1 on Sunday," Johnson said.

Zimmermann has pitched two games in the postseason and allowed five runs in four innings. His best outing came in relief in Game 4 of the NL Division Series on Thursday, when he struck out the side in the seventh inning.