Bourn - DH (Raburn, Rodriguez)Brantley - LF (Vick)Kipnis - 2B (Antonelli)Chisenhall - 3B (Gonzalez)Aviles - SS (Hernandez)Stubbs - RF (Booth)Marson - C (Santos)Carson - CF (Henry)Aguilar - 1B (Hankins - PH only, did not take field)
Jimenez - 4.2 IPHill - 1.1 IPHagadone - 1.1 IPGil - 0.2 IP
Friday's outing by Ubaldo Jimenez was nothing if not unusual.
Typically, a three-hit outing is a very positive indicator in regards to a pitcher's performance, as well as his team's chances of winning. However, it's not typical for all three hits to be home runs. Outside of the three solo shots, Jimenez was very good as he faced only 17 other batters (14 outs, 3 walks) in his 4.2 innings on the mound. The one positive to be gleaned from this outing is that it occurred in a meaningless game and is sufficiently unusual that it is unlikely to occur again in the same season. Rich Hill and Nick Hagadone (whose lone hit allowed was also a solo home run) had solid outi...