July 8, 2010 |
Standing in the visitors' clubhouse at Angel Stadium, a purple rally monkey draped around his neck, Ubaldo Jimenez doesn't look particularly threatening. When Jimenez stands on the pitcher's mound staring down a batter, it's a whole different story. "I'm sure it's not a comfortable at-bat for anybody who steps in the box against him," Colorado Rockies teammate Todd Helton said. Jimenez, the 26-year-old Rockies ace, said he planned to give the toy to his 6-year-old niece — but he might want to borrow it when he returns to Anaheim for the All-Star game Tuesday.
May 9, 2010 |
His last, dreadful game still a fresh memory, Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw called his mom, Marianne, wished her a happy Mother's Day and then prepared to face perhaps the best pitcher in baseball. "You can't give that team any runs with him pitching," the left-handed Kershaw said of the Colorado Rockies and their ace Ubaldo Jimenez, who began the game with a 6-0 record and an 0.87 earned-run averge, not to mention a no-hitter last month. So the 22-year-old Kershaw did just that, pitching a magnificent eight innings in which he gave up two hits and, with Jonathan Broxton working the ninth inning for the save, leading the Dodgers to a 2-0 win and handing Jimenez his first loss.
August 23, 2009 |
The Dodgers could not have anticipated in June, when they led the Rockies by 15 1/2 games, that this would be a showdown series in Colorado. They need not fret, however, as they are 10-2 against the Rockies this season, including 5-1 at Coors Field. The Dodgers also are not scheduled to face either of Colorado's top starters, Jason Marquis and Ubaldo Jimenez. Of their final 37 games this season, starting with the Colorado series, the Dodgers play 24 within the National League West. The Dodgers are 33-15 within the NL West, the best record of any major league team against its own division.
August 15, 2010
Tuesday through Thursday: vs. Colorado Friday through Sunday: vs. Cincinnati The Dodgers did not face Roy Halladay, the National League's strikeout leader, during last week's series in Philadelphia. And they might not face Ubaldo Jimenez, who at 17-3 leads the majors in winning percentage (.850), when the Rockies visit this week. The Dodgers could certainly use the break since they entered Friday 15th among the league's 16 teams in scoring over the last month. And they have been shut out 13 times this season, or once every nine games.
August 29, 2009 |
Tim Lincecum struck out eight in eight innings to end a four-start winless stretch, Pablo Sandoval homered and the San Francisco Giants gained ground on the wild-card-leading Colorado Rockies with a 2-0 victory Friday night. The Giants pulled within two games of the Rockies in the wild-card race and six of the NL West-leading Dodgers, who lost at Cincinnati. Sandoval's solo shot off Ubaldo Jimenez broke a scoreless tie in the fifth. -- associated press
August 13, 2009 |
at Atlanta 6, Washington 2: Adam LaRoche hit two of the Braves' four homers and Derek Lowe (12-7) won his fifth in a row. Houston 14, at Florida 6: Hunter Pence hit two three-run homers for a career-high six runs batted in to power the Astros. San Diego 6, at Milwaukee 5: Adrian Gonzalez hit a go-ahead double in a four-run seventh inning for the Padres. Prince Fielder reached 100 RBIs for the Brewers. at St. Louis 5, Cincinnati 2: Chris Carpenter struck out 10 to win his seventh consecutive decision and Albert Pujols hit his 38th homer.