Jimenez (5-9) allowed five runs on nine hits and one walk across five innings while taking the loss in Tuesday's game against the Athletics. He struck out four. All of the runs on Jimenez's ledger came via the home run in this one. Jed Lowrie and Ryon Healy both went deep in the first inning before the latter added a two-run shot in the fifth. He seemed to have turned things around with a string of respectable starts into mid-August, but he's allowed 11 runs in 9.1 innings over his last two starts. Jimenez continues to display inconsistency and will take a disappointing 6.57 ERA into next Monday's start against the Mariners.
Jimenez (5-8) took the loss against the Mariners on Wednesday, allowing six runs on eight hits and a walk over 4.1 innings while striking out two. He fell back to earth with a thud after four straight positive outings, throwing 57 of 94 pitches for strikes and looking more like the pitcher who compiled a 6.67 ERA prior to the All-Star break. Jimenez remains a very risky and volatile play, but for fantasy GMs who like to live dangerously, his next start is scheduled for Monday at home against the A's.
Jimenez was lifted from Friday's start against the A's after he was struck by a line drive on the right leg, Steve Melewski of MASNSports.com reports. The right-hander earned the no-decision after going 5.1 innings in the 5-4 loss, but may have lasted longer had it not been for an errant liner off the bat of Chad Pinder. Jimenez didn't appear to be in any significant pain while being checked on by trainers, yet exited the game after 99 pitches under his own power. His next start is scheduled to come Wednesday against Seattle, though the Orioles should confirm his status within the coming days.
Jimenez struck out 11 but was left with a no-decision after allowing three runs on six hits and a walk over 5.1 innings Friday against the Athletics. Jimenez has been piling on the strikeouts over his past four starts, as he now owns 32 through just 24 innings in that span. With that nastiness comes some inconsistency, though, as Jimenez has served up four home runs in that span as well and is just 1-1 with a pair of no-decisions as a result. He is showing some life for the first time in a long time, though, and it's hard to ignore those gigantic strikeout numbers.
Jimenez (5-7) allowed one run on nine hits and three walks across 5.2 innings in Sunday's win over the Tigers. He struck out six. Jimenez, who routinely worked with men on base, did a nice job mitigating the damage thanks in part to eight groundball outs, in addition to his strikeout totals. The only run charged to his ledger came via a solo home run from Nick Castellanos in the fifth inning. Jimenez was shelled over his first four starts in July, but he has since rattled off three consecutive solid outings, allowing four runs across 18.2 innings during that span. He still owns a troublesome 6.31 ERA for the season, but Jimenez is pitching effectively heading into Friday's showdown with the Athletics.
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