It’s not every season there is a guy who is 10-1 with a 0.78 ERA after 11 starts. That’s 11 quality starts, a no hitter and hasn’t allowed two runs in 9 of those starts. Then again it’s not like you couldnt have seen this coming. Jimenez was a big time prospect in the Colorado Rockies system and despite his big time numbers on the radar is a pitcher perfectly fine with pitching to contact. Since his eventual promotion to the majors Jimenez has been in a class of his own. Even in Jimenez’s lone loss this year he allowed just two runs.
In 94 career games Jimenez is 40-29 with a 3.44 ERA, 1.27 WHIP and a .228 BAA. But you probably knew that about the 26-year-old Dominican.
On Memorial Day he was at it again. This time outdueling two time NL Cy Young winner Tim Lincecum giving the Rockies a 4-0 win over the San Fransisco Giants. Jimenez threw 128 pitches in the contest striking out 9 just five days after throwing 101 pitches in an eight inning performance in a win against Arizona. Jimenez has went seven or more innings in his last six outings and of his three outings in which he went just six innings two came in his first two starts of the season.