Saturday, July 24, 2010
Ubaldo continues 2nd half slide
By ESPN Stats & Info
Phillies 10, Rockies 2
The Phillies win their third straight game following a 4-game losing streak. The Phillies 10 runs are their most since scoring 12 in a win vs the Pirates on July 3. Jimmy Rollins records 3 hits and 3 RBI. It's Rollins' 139th career 3-hit game, 1 behind Del Ennis for the third-most by a Phillies player in the live-ball era. Ryan Howard has 3 RBI, giving him 23 RBI in 21 games in July. It's Howard's 90th 3-RBI game since his rookie season in 2005, most in the majors over that span. The Rockies have lost 4 straight, their longest losing streak this season. Ubaldo Jimemez now has a 7.64 ERA in his last 6 starts (1.15 ERA in first 14 starts this season).
Ubaldo Jiménez was pulled after giving up 6 ER in only 2 IP on Saturday vs the Phillies. This is the 3rd time in his career he's been pulled after only 2 innings. The last time was August 9, 2007 (gave up 5 ER to the Cubs).
A problem for Ubaldo over his last few starts has been falling behind in the count. Sure enough, he faced 15 batters today and went to NINE three-ball counts. Two batters put the first pitch in play. Of the other 13, he was behind 12 of them at some point; the only exception was opposing pitcher Kyle Kendrick (who struck out on three pitches).