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Game #161: Ubaldo Jimenez vs. Kyle Lohse - The Quest for Twenty

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Win 20 for 38?
Win 20 for 38?

This season has crashed in a hurry, but there's one more thing to unite Rockies fans everywhere: Ubaldo Jimenez will go for his 20th win today, something that appeared to be a cinch three months ago.

Another aspect to watch - Ubaldo's ERA has not been above 3.00 at any point this season, and no Rockie has ever had an ERA under 3.00 in more than 18 starts. His ERA stands at 2.99, so he'll need a good start to keep it in the 2's. Jimenez set the franchise record last season at 3.47, which he is already guaranteed to break in 2010. (Coincidentally, Jhoulys Chacin has also broken that record of lowest ERA with 18+ starts this season.)

Hopefully the offense will show up, though they will be without the services of Carlos Gonzalez and Miguel Olivo, who have been shut down for the season. Here is the "A line-up" Jim Tracy has chosen to back Jimenez, which, in addition to Cargo, is missing Ryan Spilborghs and Chris Nelson, who are both available. Just remember, it doesn't take a slugger to knock out Kyle Lohse. Also, Tony LaRussa has put together a "C" lineup for Ubaldo to mow down.

Lineup

Colorado Rockies @ St. Louis Cardinals

10/02/10 11:10 PM MDT

Colorado Rockies St. Louis Cardinals
Dexter Fowler - CF Aaron Miles - SS
Jonathan Herrera - 2B Allen Craig - RF
Ian Stewart - 3B Colby Rasmus - CF
Troy Tulowitzki - SS Matt Holliday - LF
Todd Helton - 1B Mark Hamilton - 1B
Seth Smith - RF Skip Schumaker - 2B
Jay Payton - LF Matt Pagnozzi - C
Chris Iannetta - C Daniel Descalso - 3B
Ubaldo Jimenez- P Kyle Lohse - P


Ubaldo Jimenez

#38 / Pitcher / Colorado Rockies

6-4

210

R

R

Jan 22, 1984

W-L G GS CG SHO SV BS IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP
2010 - Ubaldo Jimenez 19-8 32 32 4 2 0 0 213.2 161 73 71 10 90 204 2.99 1.17


Kyle Lohse

#26 / Pitcher / St. Louis Cardinals

6-2

210

R

R

Oct 04, 1978


W-L G GS CG SHO SV BS IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP
2010 - Kyle Lohse 4-8 20 17 0 0 0 0 85.0 126 75 67 9 31 49 7.09 1.85