Scott Rovak-USA TODAY Sports
|T1. Jordan Zimmermann
|T1. Adam Wainwright
|T3. Clayton Kershaw
|T3. Jorge De La Rosa
|T3. Francisco Liriano
Zimmermann picked up a loss in his final start Wednesday.
He had the best season of his career, setting career highs in just about every pitching category. He pitched in 213.1 innings, threw four complete games, two shutouts and garnered 161 strikeouts.
And when the rest of the Washington pitching staff struggled through the early part of the season, it was Zimmermann who carried them, keeping his ERA below 3.00 until after the All-Star break.
Wainwright ended up tying Zimmerman by picking up a win on Sunday, securing home-field advantage for the Cardinals in the NL playoffs.
He will also likely be called upon to pitch one of the first two games of the NLDS, when the wins matter more than ever.