Ubaldo Jimenez
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2 months ago

Jimenez continued his late season run by shutting out the Blue Jays over 6.2 innings with one hit allowed, three walks and five strikeouts while picking up his eighth win of the season.

EDGE Analysis

Jimenez offered too little, too late for this season after running his ERA up to 7.38 in the first half before losing his rotation spot. The month of September was a different story, as Jimenez closed out the month with a 2.31 ERA and 0.81 WHIP. The strong performance could book Jimenez for a postseason rotation spot, assuming the club can hold off the Tigers and Mariners for a Wild Card spot.

Ubaldo Jimenez
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2 months ago

Jimenez (7-12) pitched 5.1 innings, allowing two runs on four hits and four walks while striking out eight Red Sox in Wednesday's loss.

EDGE Analysis

Although it wasn't overwhelmingly impressive, Jimenez continued his in-season turnaround with another solid outing versus a danger Red Sox lineup. He cruised through five scoreless innings, but faltered in the sixth, leading to his first loss since Aug. 25. In 18 games (17 starts) prior to the All-Star break, the veteran posted a 7.38 ERA while opposing hitters racked up a .320 BAA. Since the Mid-Summer Classic, Jimenez owns a 3.50 ERA while keeping his BAA near Mendoza Line. In an unforeseen turn of events, Jimenez has become a useful fantasy hurler for the final weeks of the 2016 season.

Ubaldo Jimenez
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2 months ago

Jimenez is likely to be Wednesday's starter against the Red Sox, MASN Sports reports.

EDGE Analysis

Jimenez has been pretty sharp over his last five starts. After tossing three quality starter in a row, he allowed four runs in seven innings last Friday. However, he did not walk a batter in that game, something that is a rarity for Jimenez who routinely struggles with control.

Ubaldo Jimenez
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3 months ago

Jimenez didn't factor into the decision against the Rays on Friday, giving up four earned runs on seven hits over seven innings. He struck out eight.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran righty displayed what is a rarity for him, namely, pinpoint control. He fired 63 of 92 pitches for strikes and notched 13 swinging strikes overall. His two mistakes came early, with Evan Longoria tagging him for a two-run homer in the first and Richie Shaffer providing a 408-foot encore in the second that plated Steven Souza. Jimenez equaled his high in strikeouts on the season, and although his streak of four straight quality starts was technically snapped, he's gone at least six innings in his five starts since returning to the rotation. He'll look to keep the positive momentum going against the Red Sox next Thursday.

Ubaldo Jimenez
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3 months ago

Jimenez allowed two runs in seven innings to earn his seventh win of the season against the Tigers on Saturday.

EDGE Analysis

He is anything but a model of consistency, but Jimenez has delivered four quality starts in a row while winning each of his last two starts. Jimenez has lowered his ERA by almost a run in the process. Chris Tillman is due back in the rotation Sunday and that means either Jimenez or Wade Miley is likely to lose their rotation spot. Miley has just two quality starts and one win since he was acquired at the July trade deadline, which could mean Jimenez keeps his spot for now.

Ubaldo Jimenez
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3 months ago

Jimenez will remain in the rotation for now, starting Saturday against the Tigers, MASN's Roch Kubatko reports.

EDGE Analysis

It seemed that Jimenez was just filling in while Chris Tillman was on the DL, but after throwing three straight quality starts, the O's decided to leave him in the rotation for now. Wade Miley now appears to be the starter with the least stability, as the O's will temporarily work with a six-man rotation as they evaluate their options. Of course, if Jimenez reverts back to the pitcher he was in the first four-plus months of the season, he could easily be moved out of the rotation as well. Jimenez goes on the road to face Jordan Zimmermann and the Tigers on Saturday.

Ubaldo Jimenez
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3 months ago

Jimenez (6-11) won his first game since June 28, holding the Rays to three runs in a complete game effort on Monday. He gave up two hits, walked one, and struck out six.

EDGE Analysis

Jimenez has actually been very good for the Orioles since joining the rotation, logging 21.2 innings over three starts, allowing just seven runs. The owner of a 6.19 ERA and 1.68 WHIP, Jimenez would be a risky play over the final month of the season. With Chris Tillman likely to be activated from the DL to take his next turn in the rotation, it's not clear if or when Jimenez will make another start.

Ubaldo Jimenez
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3 months ago

Jimenez limited the Blue Jays to three runs on five hits over 6.2 innings in Tuesday's no-decision, striking out three and walking two.

EDGE Analysis

Since expectations were low with Jimenez facing off against Blue Jays ace J.A. Happ, it was a pleasant surprise to see him leave with the game tied at three in what ultimately ended up being an Orioles win. His inflated numbers are due in large part to an astronomical 5.11 BB/9, so it was encouraging to see the 32-year-old walk two or fewer batters for the fourth time in five starts. Monday's road matchup with a weak Tampa Bay offense offers a chance for Jimenez to build some momentum if he can continue to keep the free passes to a minimum.

Ubaldo Jimenez
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3 months ago

Jimenez (5-11) pitched six innings, allowing one run on five hits while striking out four Nationals in Thursday's loss.

EDGE Analysis

Making the start in place of the injured Chris Tillman (shoulder), Jimenez admirably notched a quality outing against a strong Nationals lineup. Wednesday's effort was just his second six-plus inning outing since May 7, and lowered his (still unsightly) ERA from 6.94 to 6.62. Possibly the biggest takeaway from the night is that Jimenez didn't walk a batter for the first time in a start since April 7, his first outing of the season. With Tillman on the 15-day DL, Jimenez is slated to start again Tuesday versus the Blue Jays.

Ubaldo Jimenez
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3 months ago

Jimenez will start Thursday's game in Washington in place of Chris Tillman (shoulder) who is headed for the DL, CSN Mid-Atlantic's Rich Dubroff reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Orioles would obviously like to have a better option, but there were five big-league caliber starters in the organization, and Tillman was one of them, so they will have to make do with Jimenez on Thursday. He has a 6.72 ERA in 84.1 innings as a starter this season and should be avoided in almost all formats Thursday. Tillman will miss at least two starts, and Jimenez could stick in the rotation until he returns.