Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Looking Ahead: It's Ubaldo Night

Having witnessed Roy Halladay lose his perfect 4-0 record last night in San Francisco doesn't concern me about Ubaldo Jimenez tonight. We all knew these guys were human.

The 250 total pitches he's thrown in his last two starts DO have me concerned about Ubaldo Jimenez, not only tonight, but going forward. Like I said, we all know they're human.

Concerned is the word... not worried or panicked. You know what I mean? Just slightly uncomfortable.

I'm less concerned about the injuries to Jason Hammel and Jorge De La Rosa. Yes, this team can't afford another injury right now, but I'd be lying if I said I wasn't just a little excited to see what Jhoulys Chacin and Esmil Rogers have in them.

Besides, it's not as if Jason Hammel was rolling along at all, and you could tell something was amiss with Jorge his last two starts, so now they both have a chance to get corrected/healthy and the Rockies have a chance to really explore how deep they are in their rotation.

Chacin and Rogers will be thrown right into the fire with starts in San Francisco. That's not the easiest place to get your start but if these guys just trust their stuff they can keep the Rockies in those games. No question about that.


The D-Backs counter with Edwin Jackson. He has 13.81 career ERA in 4 starts against Colorado, but all of that came five years ago when he was with the Dodgers. He's a different guy now, so it'll be interesting to see how he fares.

My Lineup Card

RF Gonzalez
CF Fowler
1B Helton
SS Tulowitzki
LF Smith
C Olivo
3B Stewart
2B Young
P Jimenez

I would give EY a start tonight.


Rockies 6, Diamondbacks 4

Filthy Ubaldo Jimenez: 7 IP, 1 ER, 3 H, 2 BB, 10 K and a W

Most of the D-Backs damage came off Randy Flores in the 9th, before Huston Street had to record a one out save. And yes, I can't control that Huston Street appears in these simulations. I wish I could figure out a way around that.

Offensively: EY Jr was 3-for-4 with 2 RBI and Ian Stewart was 2-for-4 with an RBI and 2 R.