Originally written on Indians Baseball Insider  |  Last updated 11/15/14
More Dominant Starting Pitching Right-hander Ubaldo Jimenez took his eighth loss of the season tonight and believe it or not, it wasn’t totally his own doing. While he did allow two runs on four hits in the first two innings, he pitched lights out the rest of the way going six innings and striking out a season-high 10 batters. The offense just couldn’t get much going against Sam Deduno and the Twins pitching staff aside from the RBI single by Carlos Santana in the first which scored Michael Bourn. While many fans aren’t rushing out to by Ubaldo Jimenez jerseys, he is still having his best season since donning a Tribe uniform. In 24 starts, the right-hander has posted a 9-8 mark with a 3.95 ERA. The record may not say much, but five of those eight losses have come where he has given up three earned runs or less. In those starts, he’s either been let down by his defense or hasn’t gotten adequate run support. Unfortunately, the latter was the case on Friday ...
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