Jordan Zimmermann chatted with Steve McCatty before his start this afternoon, Zimmermann's second-to-last outing of the spring. McCatty wanted Zimmermann to take a different approach, to ditch the idea of Working On Things. "Let's go after these hitters like you're going to go after them during the season," McCatty told him.

Zimmermann did more than follow McCatty's directive. In six scoreless innings against the Mets, Zimmermann allowed two hits and faced one hitter over the minimum. He walked none and used a scant 68 pitches.