Originally written on Fox Sports Ohio  |  Last updated 6/11/12
The Indians got another encouraging start from one of their most important pitchers Sunday. Ubaldo Jimenez pitched his second consecutive outstanding game, although he didn't get the win in the Indians' 4-1 victory over St. Louis. Jimenez in seven innings allowed one run on five hits, with seven strikeouts. Most important of all: Jimenez did not walk a batter. In his last two starts, Jimenez is 1-0 with a 1.32 ERA, and just one walk in 13 23 innings. The one walk is particularly noteworthy because Jimenez's biggest problem this season has been his control. Or lack of it. Prior to his last two starts, Jimenez was averaging almost seven walks per nine innings. He was leading the major leagues in walks, and his lack of command drove up his pitch count and prevented him from pitching deep into games. Jimenez threw 102 pitches Sunday in St. Louis, and that got him through seven innings. Prior to Jimenez's last two starts, 102 pitches were about what he would throw for five innings. Howev...
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