Rocky Mountain Low

The Rockies look decidedly uncomfortable in weather they should be used to

April 13, 2009, 4:19 PM

By: Wayne Drehs

So Denver, yeah, it gets cold there. They have snow, they have temperatures in the 30s. They have wind. But the Rockies just don't appear to be quite comfortable in today's elements.

After all, Cubs left-hander Ted Lilly has kept them hitless through five innings, starting pitcher Ubaldo Jimenez was pulled in the fourth after throwing 104 pitches -- yes 104 pitches -- and manager Clint Hurdle was ejected in the top of the fifth by first base umpire Tim McClelland.

Jimenez's final pitching line was quite, umm, interesting: 3 2/3 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 6 BB, 5 K, 1 HBP, 1 balk, 104 pitches, 55 strikes. Can't remember the last time I saw a guy throw 104 pitches and not get out of the fourth inning.

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