Is Ubaldo Jimenez the weirdest pitcher in the game or is Ubaldo Jimenez the weirdest pitcher in the game? The guy’s been absolutely horrendous for the majority of the year, but every time your just about sure he’s going to go out there and get shelled, he throws in a gem like yesterday. It’s the weirdest thing.
But what makes even less sense, is that after Ubaldo’s start, the bullpen blew the game. As in the Orioles’ bullpen. As in the best bullpen in the league for my money. Jimenez went five innings and gave up just one run, and left with a lead. Far more than you could ask from him. And after he left, Despaigne and Chaz Roe combined to give up five runs in the remaining three innings pitched.
What a wild ride Ubaldo has taken us on in his time here. He was the stopper we needed yesterday, and the rest of the team couldn’t get it done. Guy just can’t catch a break.
PS- Anyone listening to 105.7 The Fan yesterday afternoon when the guy called in and asked if Ubaldo threw a no hitter if the White Sox would trade Chris Sale for him? Literally laughed out loud alone in my car.