The Zimm boys, Jordan and Ryan ganged up on the Phillies last night (June 3). What a fun game to watch!
Ryan lived up to all the ridiculous hype and actually did play left field. His first at bat said it all, as he blasted a rocket down the line in left for a double. For an encore, just in case there were one or two doubters remaining, he did the same thing into the corner in right field:) Many have said in amazement that Ryan usually shows up for Spring Training and from the first day will usually spray line drives all over the field! I believe it.
Jordan for his part found his feel and command of all his pitches again and put his problems of May in the rearview mirror! He easily pitched 8 strong innings and could have continued for a CG. Knowing how steady he is I’m confident we are in for “smooth sailing ahead” from J-Zimm.
As to what will happen with Ryan when Bryce Harper returns in mid-July, “Manager Matt’ said publicly “we will deal with that when it happens, based on how everyone is playing at that time.” I am not going to speculate therefore on something so complex, with so many variables, including possible future injuries, that will influence the team’s decision-makers.