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Enjoy your life as a character in a film noir. Adios.

lol...ya got me, gosh howdy.

Whoops...wrong genre. Which I'm sure you can prove through rugged empiricism. Cheers.

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UBALDO JIMENEZ (Spring Training)

1st Start: Horrible.

2nd Start: Mediocre.

3rd Start: Slightly better than mediocre.

4th start: ???

Is he gradually working his way up the ladder ??? Stay tuned.

UBALDO JIMENEZ (Spring Training)

1st Start: Horrible.

2nd Start: Mediocre.

3rd Start: Slightly better than mediocre.

4th start: Pretty good, and into the 5th inning (another mild improvement.)

5th start: ???

Slowly but surely, Jimenez appears to be gradually improving with each Spring Training outing.

UBALDO JIMENEZ (Spring Training)

1st Start: Horrible.

2nd Start: Mediocre.

3rd Start: Slightly better than mediocre.

4th start: Pretty good, and into the 5th inning (another mild improvement.)

5th start: Very good. 5 complete shutout innings, 0 walks.

6th start: ???

Not that I pay much attention to Spring Training stats/outings in the first place, but Jimenez' progression of improvement this March has been about as gradual and as consistent as I have ever seen/I can ever remember.

UBALDO JIMENEZ (Spring Training)

1st Start: Horrible.

2nd Start: Mediocre.

3rd Start: Slightly better than mediocre.

4th start: Pretty good, and into the 5th inning (another mild improvement.)

5th start: Very good. 5 complete shutout innings, 0 walks.

6th start: Even better. 6 complete innings of 1-run ball against the Blue Jays' regular lineup.

7th Start: ???

UBALDO JIMENEZ (Spring Training)

1st Start: Horrible.

2nd Start: Mediocre.

3rd Start: Slightly better than mediocre.

4th start: Pretty good, and into the 5th inning (another mild improvement.)

5th start: Very good. 5 complete shutout innings, 0 walks.

6th start: Even better. 6 complete innings of 1-run ball against the Blue Jays' regular lineup.

7th Start: 4 Innings. 3 Hits. 1 Run. 1 Walk. 5 Strikeouts. 1 Wild Pitch. 60 Pitches (41 Strikes, 19 Balls.) Retired the final 7 batters that he faced.

Perhaps we can use this thread for Jimenez' season when SO CAL starts them when the season begins ??? "Ubaldo Jimenez Today, 2015."

UBALDO JIMENEZ

1st Start: Horrible.

2nd Start: Mediocre.

3rd Start: Slightly better than mediocre.

4th start: Pretty good, and into the 5th inning (another mild improvement.)

5th start: Very good. 5 complete shutout innings, 0 walks.

6th start: Even better. 6 complete innings of 1-run ball against the Blue Jays' regular lineup.

7th Start: 4 Innings. 3 Hits. 1 Run. 1 Walk. 5 Strikeouts. 1 Wild Pitch. 60 Pitches (41 Strikes, 19 Balls.) Retired the final 7 batters that he faced.

*** 1st Regular Season Start: 7 Shutout innings, 1 Hit (Single), 1 Walk, 8 Strikeouts

I couldn't ask for any better.

Gradual progression, indeed. :cool:

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From the Grand Poobah of the Ubaldo Jimenez Fan Club:

Our guy will pitch a no-hitter on his way to the Cy Young. :D

Actually, more realistically, he should pitch at least 6 innings. He might have a jam in the 1st, but he'll get himself out of it with no damage. He'll breeze through 5 more innings, or maybe 6. So I'll say 6 IP, 7 SO, 1 BB, no runs.

What are the Powerball numbers tonight? :laughlol:

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If Ubaldo continues to dominate, it solidifies another spot at the top of the rotation and makes it that much easier to move Gausman into the rotation, especially if Norris continues to struggle. Gausman has the highest ceiling among starters and Norris will be gone after this season. It shouldn't be a tough decision.

Tillman, Jimenez, and Gausman at the top of the rotation could elevate O's pitching status from good to near-great through 2017.

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If Ubaldo continues to dominate, it solidifies another spot at the top of the rotation and makes it that much easier to move Gausman into the rotation, especially if Norris continues to struggle. Gausman has the highest ceiling among starters and Norris will be gone after this season. It shouldn't be a tough decision.

Tillman, Jimenez, and Gausman at the top of the rotation could elevate O's pitching status from good to near-great through 2017.

I really think that it's going to be Jimenez, Chen, Tillman, Gonzalez, Gausman (this assumes that we can re-sign Chen). Gausman will be moving up in future years.
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I eagerly await his every start. Pulling hard for the guy.

I am still irritated about his ejection vs. Boston.

Same here. You know that I'm pulling hard for him. The fans all love him now. He got a standing ovation when he struck out the side in the 6th. Then he went back out in the 7th and the defense helped him out.

I think that the ejection in Boston was pure BS. You notice that with all those players being ejected and getting fines and suspensions, Ubaldo didn't get either of these. But it's in the past.

The Grand Poobah of the Ubaldo Jimenez Fan Club. :smile11::clap:

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