Ubaldo Jimenez has had some strong starts this season – allowing one hit in his season opener against the Toronto Blue Jays and shutting out his old squad, the Cleveland Indians, for eight innings in June.
But Jimenez didn’t hesitate when asked whether Saturday night’s 5-0 victory against the Los Angeles Angels was his best of the year.
“Yes, it was. Of course,” Jimenez said. “It felt really good.”
It wasn’t just the results – Jimenez didn’t allow a hit until Kole Calhoun’s double with two outs in the sixth inning. He tied a season high by lasting eight innings on a season-most 118 pitches. He changed speeds effectively and had command of his pitches from his herky-jerky...