Thursday, June 2, 2011

Line of the Day: June 1st, 2011

SP Ubaldo Jimenez of the Colorado Rockies pitched a four-hit shutout for his first win of the season in a 3-0 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers. He struck out seven and walked none. It was his eighth career complete game and third career shutout.

Line: 9 IP, 4 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 7 K; W, QS, CG, SHO

My fantasy perspective: April and May were not kind to Jimenez, going a combined 0-5 with a 5.86 ERA in nine starts. Add in a 45/30 K/BB ratio in 50.2 innings pitched and the start of his season has been down-right forgettable to fantasy owners.

If this start was a preview of things to come, Jimenez owners could be in line for the fantasy numbers he produced in the first half of 2010 (15-1, 2.20 ERA, 1.05 WHIP). The opportunity to acquire him cheaply in a trade probably slammed shut last night, but now may be the time to approach an owner simply looking for a change.

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1 comment:

  1. Yay, Ubaldo! I've been waiting for this. Watch him roll now.