June 28, 2010

Ubaldo Jimenez stories from the SI Vault

• Generation GapBy Jack McCallum, October 7, 2007And it finally achieved the classic -- a tautly-played, nearly mistake-free game highlighted by a generational pitching duel between Colorado's 23-year-old Ubaldo Jimenez and the Phillies' Jamie Moyer, who turns 45 next month. It's not often in pro sports that you get to see a young man go against a rival old enough to be his father.

No-Hitter First Step To Vaulting Rockies' Ubaldo Jimenez Into EliteBy Melissa Segura, April 22, 2010Before taking the mound last Saturday night in Atlanta for the game that would change his professional life, Colorado pitcher Ubaldo Jimenez felt different, and not in a good way. He was sleepy and sluggish, so much so that Jorge de la Rosa, a fellow member of the Rockies starting rotation, sensed his friend's fatigue and, playing modern-day apothecary, offered a Red Bull and a whiff of ammonia to awaken him from his slumber.

Twenty Observations From An Eventful Opening Three WeeksBy Jon Heyman, April 23, 2010It's been an eventful first couple weeks, and here are my initial observations, suggestions, rumors, regrets and recriminations.

Jimenez Is Treating Us To A Truly Historic Run Of Great PitchingBy Tim Marchman, June 11, 2000In his first dozen starts this year, Ubaldo Jimenez of the Colorado Rockies was as good as a pitcher can be. His record -- 11-1 with an earned run average of 0.93 -- just hints at how strong he was.

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