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However, the pitching coach said Zimmermann will be focused once he gets to the mound Thursday night.

“I don’t think he’s worried about Cliff Lee,” McCatty said. “He’s got to face the Phillies [hitters]. For me I hate the phrase: ‘Well, he’s got to pitch against. … ‘ You can’t worry about that. You start worrying about how many runs you’re going to give up because Cliff Lee is pitching, you’re just putting yourself into a corner. Go out and try to keep them from scoring.”