GOODYEAR, Ariz. -- There is no worse way to spoil a glorious Arizona day, 80 degrees and a penetrating sun heating your neck like a hair dryer, than to read numbers next to your name like the ones credited to Ubaldo Jimenez.
When the folks in Cleveland see those numbers, they are likely to gasp in dismay: one inning, five runs, five hits, one walk, 37 pitches.
Jimenez hopes those fans relax and hopes those who watched his performance in Goodyear Ballpark against the Cincinnati Reds spread the word about how it happened during an 8-6 loss.
The 6-foot-4, 218-pound Cleveland Indians right-hander, trying to wipe away a forgettable 2011 and turn things around with and for the Tribe, laid explanations at the feet of the media who watched it all unfold.
Only one of those runs was earned. There were bloopers, bleeders, squibblers and an error tossed into the salad. Only one of those five hits was struck with meaningful authority.
He laughed heartily and said, "It is up to you guys...