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Ubaldo Jimenez, Yorvit Torrealba lead Colorado Rockies to 11-1 victory over San Francisco Giants

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This game was pure dominance, offensively and defensively, in favor of the Rockies. Ubaldo Jimenez scattered five hits in 7+ innings, allowed a run, walked one, and struck out six. He wound up with a .348 WPA, being the most impactful player of the game. Jason Grilli relieved Jimenez after a single and double started the inning. Grilli allowed an inherited runner to score on a ground out, but allowed nothing more. Manny Corpas pitched in a no-pressure ninth inning.

And, strangely enough, Yorvit Torrealba added the most offensively with his .150 WPA. He went 2-for-2 with a homer, two RBI, and two walks. Even Ubaldo Jimenez got into the action by going 2-for-2 with an RBI, the first of his career. Todd Helton had an epic at-bat that went 13 or so pitches before he whacked a home run. Matt Murton also smacked a homer, his first. Garrett Atkins went 0-for-4 and wound up with a -.101 WPA.

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Final - 5.6.2009 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
San Francisco Giants 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 5 0
Colorado Rockies 0 0 1 0 2 4 1 3 X 11 13 0
WP: Ubaldo Jimenez (2 - 4)
LP: Randy Johnson (2 - 3)

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I wanted to chalk the scoring up to post hoc ergo propter hoc because I left to watch Lost before the scoring started, but the Rockies continued to score after I came back. Besides, that's a logical fallacy anyway.

The Rockies are now 11-15.

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