Ubaldo Jimenez SP BAL 2 months ago

Jimenez tossed five shutout innings, however he allowed seven hits and three walks which resulted in his departure after just five innings. He struck out five in the game against the Twins on Wednesday afternoon.

Jimenez (7-4, 2.81 ERA) has been a very pleasant surprise for the Orioles so far this season, but he still occasionally suffers lapses in command. He needed 110 pitches (just 66 for strikes) to cover five innings in this one, and while he left with a 1-0 lead, the bullpen quickly gave that away. He is securely entrenched in the O's rotation, and will look to continue his success in the second half.

Ubaldo Jimenez SP BAL 2 months ago

Jimenez fanned four and walked two while holding the White Sox to one run on six hits over seven innings Friday.

Although he pitched very well in a tough road environment, John Danks combined with Jacob Petricka and David Robertson to shut out the Baltimore offense Friday. As a result, Jimenez's record fell to 7-4 on the season. With a career-low 7.4% BB% this season, Jimenez has turned things around after a dismal 2014 campaign with Baltimore. Through 16 starts, he's posted a 2.96 ERA backed by a 3.23 FIP, providing significant profit for those who rolled on the dice on him as an endgame target on draft day, or as an early-season waiver wire addition. Jimenez will close out his first half against the Twins at Target Field on Wednesday.

Ubaldo Jimenez SP BAL 2 months ago

Jimenez earned his third straight victory Tuesday, holding the Red Sox to three runs in five innings.

Jimenez wasn't at his sharpest, but it was enough to stymie Boston in this one. The veteran hasn't allowed more than three earned runs in a start this month, but control issues have crept up on Jimenezhe's allowed 13 free passes this month after walking six last month. His next start will come this weekend against the Indians.

Ubaldo Jimenez SP BAL 3 months ago

Jimenez gave up three earned runs on eight hits across 6.2 innings pitched in Wednesday's win over Philadelphia.

Jimenez didn't walk a batter and struck out eight on his way to win number five on the season. He was brilliant, and now holds a record of 5-3 with a 3.27 ERA. Jimenez will look to stay hot in Boston in his next start.

Ubaldo Jimenez SP BAL 3 months ago

Jimenez allowed three runs on six hits, walking two and striking out six over five-plus innings of an 11-3 win against the Yankees on Friday night.

Jimenez (4-3, 3.19 ERA) has now struggled with his command in back-to-back starts. He needed 104 pitches (62 for strikes) to cover the five-plus innings, but his mates provided plenty of offense to give him his fourth win. To be effective these days, Jimenez needs solid command so he will need to get things in order if he wants to maintain the good performance he has provided so far this year.

Ubaldo Jimenez SP BAL 3 months ago

Jimenez battled his control Saturday but escaped with a no-decision, getting charged with just one run on six hits and six walks over five innings. He struck out five.

He hadn't walked more than two batters in any of his previous seven starts, so hopefully Saturday's wildness was an aberration. Jimenez will try to get back on track Friday at home against the Yankees.

Ubaldo Jimenez SP BAL 3 months ago

Jimenez held the Indians to one run in five innings despite allowing six hits with six walks and five strikeouts, but he did not figure in the loss Saturday.

The high walk rate is nothing new for Jimenez, who has starts like this peppered throughout his career. It is new, however, for Jimenez to have a game like this in a season in which he did not walk more than three batters in any of his first 10 starts. Jimenez walked six batters in the entire month of May spanning five starts. His consistency has been there this season, so hopefully Saturday's start is just a blip on the radar.

Ubaldo Jimenez SP BAL 3 months ago

Jimenez struck out eight and walked two while holding the Astros to two runs on four hits over six innings Monday night.

He did not factor in the decision, however, as the O's bullpen was tagged for three runs upon Jimenez's departure in the seventh inning. Jimenez remains out of the most pleasant surprises in the league this season, boasting a 55:16 K:BB over 57.2 innings in 10 starts while posting a 3.12 ERA and 1.16 WHIP. He'll make his next start in Cleveland on Saturday.

Ubaldo Jimenez SP BAL 3 months ago

Jimenez gave up four runs on 10 hits, walking one while striking out five over seven innings, in a no-decision against the Astros on Wednesday.

Five of the season-high 10 hits Jimenez allowed went for extra bases, the last of which was a two-run home run by Evan Gattis that tied the game with two outs in the top of the seventh inning. Jimenez's ERA has jumped 71 points over his last two starts (from 2.43 to 3.14), but those that took a chance on the 31-year-old have to be thrilled with the returns to this point.

Ubaldo Jimenez SP BAL 3 months ago

Jimenez allowed three runs on seven hits, walking one and striking out four while lasting just four innings in an 8-5 Orioles' win over Miami on Friday night.

After falling behind 3-0 and tossing 87 pitches (59 for strikes) over just four innings, Jimenez was lifted for a pinch hitter, and the Orioles rallied to win. He has a very respectable 2.82 ERA, and has been a pleasant surprise for Baltimore this year. He can still display inconsistent command, and he is not the pure power pitcher he was a few years ago, but he is making a run at fantasy relevance again, and warrants consideration as a back-of-the-rotation starter in deeper leagues.