It took a month and a half of underperformance for the Orioles to pull Ubaldo Jimenez from the starting rotation, so one strong start isn’t enough for him to win his spot back.
After Jimenez allowed two runs in six innings and picked up the win Wednesday in the Orioles’ 7-2 drubbing of the San Diego Padres, manager Buck Showalter didn’t commit after the game to letting him make his next start.
“We have two more of that spot before the All-Star break,” Showalter said. “We’re going to take it each day and put our best foot forward. Tonight, he was it. So we’ll see.”
Jimenez’s return to the rotation saw him strike out seven batters, walk four and allow four hits....