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Ubaldo Jimenez excels for Orioles in losing scenario against Nationals

Ubaldo Jimenez excels for Orioles in losing scenario against Nationals

In a season where every fifth game for three months, the baseline of emotions was to feel bad for Ubaldo Jimenez, it's a cruel day when the beleaguered right-hander most deserves a consoling arm around his shoulder after one of his more impressive starts of the season.

Making just his second start over seven weeks, this time in place of injured top starter Chris Tillman, Jimenez allowed a run on five hits without issuing a walk Thursday. Still, he lost for the 11th time this season because the Orioles managed just two hits off Washington Nationals ace Max Scherzer in a 4-0 loss that kept them from a series and season sweep of their I-95 neighbors.

“He was great,”...

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