The Rockies can thank #45 for guaranteeing a 4-5 road trip with that win last night, which would seem to satiate at least 68% of Rockies fans. But naturally, the Rockies aren't done yet.
Colorado have their last seven series against the Dodgers, dating back to a series win at Dodger Stadium August 19-21, 2008. The winner of the first game of that series was Ubaldo Jimenez, today's starting pitcher.
#38 / Pitcher / Colorado Rockies
Jan 22, 1984
|2010 - Ubaldo Jimenez||6-0||6||6||1||1||0||0||41.1||26||4||4||0||16||44||0.87||1.02|
#22 / Pitcher / Los Angeles Dodgers
Mar 19, 1988
|2010 - Clayton Kershaw||1-2||6||6||0||0||0||0||30.2||28||17||17||3||24||36||4.99||1.70|
Kershaw has pitched past the sixth inning only twice this season in six starts (against the terrifying Pirates and Giants' lineups), walked at least four in four of five April starts and is coming off a seven-run 4-out performance in Pittsburgh. After Joe Torre's bullpen had to pick up nine innings last night, this could bode well for the Rockies.
As you read this, I am on the road to the midwest, so I won't be available to post overflows. Enjoy Ubaldo day everyone!
Colorado Rockies @ Los Angeles Dodgers
05/09/10 2:10 PM MDT
|Colorado Rockies||Los Angeles Dodgers|
|Eric Young Jr. - LF||Russell Martin - C|
|Dexter Fowler - CF||Matt Kemp - CF|
|Todd Helton - 1B||Andre Ethier - RF|
|Troy Tulowitzki - SS||Manny Ramirez - LF|
|Ryan Spilborghs - RF||James Loney - 1B|
|Ian Stewart - 3B||Casey Blake - 3B|
|Miguel Olivo - C||Blake DeWitt - 2B|
|Clint Barmes - 2B||Jamey Carroll - SS|
|Ubaldo Jimenez - P||Clayton Kershaw - P|