Take a gander at Hiroki Kuroda's game logs, and you'll begin to understand how reliable and valuable he is. Since losing to the Padres on August 2, Kuroda has allowed 14 ER in 49.2 IP (2.54 ERA), posting a quality start in 6 of 7 starts (also going 7+ innings in 6 of 7).
The Rockies have something good going for them. Kuroda is winless in six starts vs the Rockies, posting a 6.55 ERA, his highest vs any opponent he has faced at least twice.
And oh yeah, Ubaldo Jimenez is going tonight. He has his chance to notch win number 19, which would tie him with Roy Halladay and C.C. Sabathia for the MLB lead. Lead us to salvation, Saint Ubaldo.
09/17/10 8:10 PM MDT
|Colorado Rockies||Los Angeles Dodgers|
|Eric Young Jr. - 2B||Rafael Furcal - SS|
|Dexter Fowler - CF||Ryan Theriot - 2B|
|Carlos Gonzalez - RF||Andre Ethier - RF|
|Troy Tulowitzki - SS||James Loney - 1B|
|Todd Helton - 1B||Jay Gibbons - LF|
|Melvin Mora - 3B||Casey Blake - 3B|
|Seth Smith - LF||Matt Kemp - CF|
|Miguel Olivo - C||A.J. Ellis - C|
|Ubaldo Jimenez - P||Hiroki Kuroda - P|
#38 / Pitcher / Colorado Rockies
Jan 22, 1984
|2010 - Ubaldo Jimenez||18-6||29||29||4||2||0||0||196.1||147||62||60||8||79||186||2.75||1.15|
#18 / Pitcher / Los Angeles Dodgers
Feb 10, 1975
|2010 - Hiroki Kuroda||10-12||28||28||0||0||0||0||176.0||162||76||65||13||45||142||3.32||1.18|