Ubaldo Jimenez SP BAL 3 days 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.

Ubaldo Jimenez SP BAL 1 week ago

Jimenez got out-dueled by Matt Shoemaker on Saturday, and he took the loss despite allowing just two runs on seven hits over seven innings. He struck out six.

It's his fourth quality start in seven outings, and Jimenez now has a sterling 2.43 ERA and 38:12 K:BB ratio in 40.2 innings on the season. He'll try to keep his momentum in his next start on Friday in Miami.

Ubaldo Jimenez SP BAL 1 week ago

Jimenez will start Saturday against the Angels, Rich Dubroff of CSN Baltimore reports.

With Bud Norris unavailable due to illness, Jimenez will move up a day to oppose right-hander Matt Shoemaker. Jimenez will still be on normal rest thanks to Thursday's team off day. Chris Tillman or Mike Wright will likely follow Sunday if Norris is unable to take the hill.

Ubaldo Jimenez SP BAL 2 weeks ago

Jimenez fanned nine and walked two while holding the Blue Jays to two runs on six hits over seven innings in a winning effort Monday night against Baltimore.

Through six starts, Jimenez has had three outings where he's failed to go more than five innings, but one was the result of an ejection on a night where he had tossed 3.2 scoreless innings at Fenway Park. Thus far, he's shown significantly improved control, having issued just 12 walks through 33.2 innings while still missing bats a healthy clip (8.55 K/9). Additionally, Jimenez is getting more outs on the ground than ever, boasting a career-high 57.6% ground ball rate after posting a 41.3% mark last season. At age-31, he appears to have made a few significant adjustments to his approach, but his ERA (2.41) is still more than a run below his FIP (3.56) thanks in part to a .229 BABIP (career .291). Even if the FIP is a better indication of what to expect from him going forward, it's a major improvement from last season's 4.81 ERA (4.67 FIP).

Ubaldo Jimenez SP BAL 3 weeks ago

Jimenez (2-2) lasted only four innings in Wednesday's loss to the Mets, allowing three runs on six hits and two walks while striking out just one.

Ubaldo didn't get a lot of help from his defense in this one, and he probably would have pitched the fifth inning if not for the game taking place in a National League park. We're willing to give Jimenez a pass for this one, considering how strong he's looked to start the year. However, his next start is slated for Monday against the Blue Jays, who touched Ubaldo up for four runs in five innings on April 22.

Ubaldo Jimenez SP BAL 4 weeks ago

Jimenez (2-1) held the White Sox to a pair of unearned runs over seven innings in Wednesday's 8-2 victory. He struck out six and walked one.

Ubaldo dazzled the crowd of zero people (well, maybe a scout or two) in Baltimore, bouncing back in impressive fashion from his one poor game so far this year, last week's loss in Toronto. Outside of that game, Jimenez has given up zero earned runs and just four hits with 16 strikeouts over 17.2 innings. It's looking like this is shaping up to be one of the Good Ubaldo seasons.

Ubaldo Jimenez SP BAL 4 weeks ago

Jimenez will square off against Jeff Samardzija and the White Sox on Wednesday afternoon, CSN Mid-Atlantic's Rich Dubroff reports.

The first two games of the series were postponed due to the ongoing riots in Baltimore, so the third game will be played at 2:05 PM ET in front of an empty stadium. Tuesday's pitching matchup between Jimenez and Jeff Samardzija will simply be bumped to Wednesday.

Ubaldo Jimenez SP BAL 4 weeks ago

Jimenez will have his start pushed back again, as Tuesday's game against the White Sox has been postponed.

It's unclear when Jimenez will finally take the mound, as the Orioles are still in the process of making plans for the rest of their homestand. It's possible Jimenez could pitch against the White Sox on Wednesday, but owners counting on a two-start week are now just hoping the right-hander gets a single outing in. The Orioles probably won't skip Jimenez, given that there isn't much difference between the top and bottom of their rotation.

Ubaldo Jimenez SP BAL 1 month ago

Jimenez, who had his scheduled start Monday against the Orioles nullified by a postponement, is now in line to take the ball Tuesday, Dan Hayes of CSN Chicago reports.

Assuming Tuesday's game is able to go on as scheduled, the Orioles won't skip Jimenez, who has rolled to a 2.30 ERA and 0.89 WHIP over three starts to begin the season. Instead, it looks like the struggling Bud Norris, who was on track to make a start over the coming weekend against the Rays, could be most at risk of losing out on a turn.

Ubaldo Jimenez SP BAL 1 month ago

Jimenez will not make his regularly scheduled start Monday as the game against the White Sox has been postponed.

As of now, Tuesday's contest doesn't appear to be in any jeopardy so Jimenez could be in line to get the start then instead. An official announcement from the club should be forthcoming on how they plan to arrange their rotation after the postponement.