Showing posts with label Ubaldo Jimenez. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Ubaldo Jimenez. Show all posts


Ubaldo Jimenez: an Epic Thumb

Ubaldo Jimenez surrendered six runs over six innings Friday in a tough debut loss against the Arizona Diamondbacks. You'll have that, especially when you have a tiny cut on the right thumb cuticle of your pitching hand.

We still love him...

Troy Tulowitzki is Good Through 2020

Troy Tulowitzki and the Colorado Rockies agreed to a giant new contract Tuesday that will pay him an extra $132 million over seven seasons through 2020 and $157.75 million over the next decade.

The All-Star shortstop had already been guaranteed $25.75 million through 2013 under the $31 million, six-year contract he agreed to back in January 2008.


Ubaldo Jimenez vs. David Price

The 2010 All-Star starting pitchers have been chosen.

Philadelphia Phillies manager Charlie Manuel has called on Colorado Rockies right-hander Ubaldo Jimenez to take the hill for his National League All-Star team. Meanwhile, New York Yankees skipper Joe Girardi has picked who else, but Tampa Bay Rays phenom David Price to start for his American League squad, which was pretty much a no-brainer.


Still Room On Rockies Bandwagon

Dinger would be the dumbest mascot ever if not for the Phillie Phanatic. No offense, Chutley.

The Colorado Rockies' franchise record for consecutive victories is 11 and they're cruising at one win away right now. They came back from a three-run deficit Friday night to beat the Seattle Mariners 6-5, with right-hander Ubaldo Jimenez (5-6, 3.92 ERA) tossing a complete game.


That's a Record

In a rematch of Saturday's World Baseball Classic upset between the surprising Netherlands and the heavily-favored (yet apparently over-paid) Dominican Republic, Ubaldo Jimenez was nothing short of lights out.

During the battle for a spot in the second round, the Colorado Rockies righty set a new WBC record, striking out 10 batters and allowing only 2 hits over 4 innings. The former record of eight was set by Japan's Koji Uehara in 2006. Impressive really isn't the word since he was facing a bunch of Class-AA hitters, but hey. Ten K's are 10 K's.

Too bad the Dominicans couldn't muster more than one run, losing to the Dutch 2-1 in 11 innings. We're sorry your fantastic performance was over-shadowed by your sucktastic teammates, Ubaldo. We won't forget how awesome you are.

The Netherlands will go on to play Puerto Rico on Wednesday for Pool D's top seed going into the second round. We're still in shock.

[Denver Post] | [Baseball Musings]

Ubaldo Jimenez is a Dangerous Man

Watch out for Ubaldo Jimenez's heater!Colorado Rockies backup catcher Chris Iannetta and outfielder Willy Tavarez can both personally verify the pain of Ubaldo Jimenez's 100 mph fastball.
"It hurts," laughed Iannetta.
During a simulated game Friday, Jimenez nailed them both with pitches. Thankfully, they shook it off like real Rocky Mountain men would.

In their first field action since declaring the NL pennant on Monday, Jimenez and Jeff Francis took turns pitching to their teammates for four innings, trying to stay loose during their long, 8-day wait for the World Series.

Once they get there, can Denver finally celebrate again? It took four trips to the Super Bowl before John Elway's Broncos won it all in 1997 and again in '98, but Rockies manager Clint Hurdle is hoping that it takes his group of guys just once to prove their amazing run wasn't a fluke.

[MLB] | [Bare Baseball]