Blog Entry

Jimenez lining up for All-Star start

Posted on: June 28, 2010 10:42 pm

Looks like Ubaldo Jimenez, the major-league leader in wins and ERA, will be plenty rested in order to start the All-Star Game for the National League if Philadelphia manager Charlie Manuel is so inclined.

And given Jimenez's sensational 13-1 record and 1.60 ERA through his first 15 starts, you would think that would be among Manuel's easier decisions come Midsummer Classic time.

New rules this year will preclude any starting pitcher who works on the Sunday before the break from being eligible to pitch in the All-Star Game. That could make things dicey as rosters are chosen and strategy begins to take shape.

There should be no such issues, however, with Jimenez. Following Monday night's outing in San Diego, Colorado manager Jim Tracy projects him to pitch Saturday against San Francisco and then Thursday, July 8 against St. Louis.

That would put him on his regular five days' rest for Tuesday, July 13 in Anaheim.


Since: Feb 4, 2008
Posted on: June 29, 2010 5:30 pm

Jimenez lining up for All-Star start

I felt the same way when i first heard this but last year when he took part his numbers dropped in the ladder half of the season. Of course it's fun to have the best hitters in the game competing against each other but he has done his part and competed in it enough times. On a positive note, I look forward to see new players competing in the home run derby because it opens my eyes to hitters I don't know much about.

Since: May 8, 2010
Posted on: June 29, 2010 9:04 am

Jimenez lining up for All-Star start

All-Star start vs HR derby. You see I respect this alot more, Colorado is giving Jimenez plenty of time to make his first career start in the All-star game. Giving that Ubaldo Jimenez is still a young player and A. Pujols has participated in the HR derby for the past three years. I am just old school and feel that if selected to the All-star game HR derby you should participate. Thoughts.....

The views expressed in this blog are solely those of the author and do not reflect the views of CBS Sports or