Originally posted on Waiting For Next Year  |  Last updated 9/28/13
Earlier in the week, speculation from Fox Sports’s Ken Rosenthal was that Ubaldo Jimenez would not start on Sunday in the regular season finale should the Indians clinch a playoff berth today. The idea being that the Indians would take their chances in a worst-case scenario with Ubaldo on the road and use a bullpen committee approach on Sunday. That does not appear to be the case anymore, however. Francona said Ubaldo Jimenez will likely start Sunday no matter the scenario. Indians still could have home-field for WC game in play. — Jordan Bastian (@MLBastian) September 28, 2013 As Jordan Bastian reports above, Ubaldo Jimenez would likely start tomorrow, regardless of what transpires today. That would mean that Danny Salazar would likely be in line for the team’s next potential game, whether that be on Monday as part of a tiebreaker scenario or Wednesday for the AL Wild Card game. Jimenez has been the team’s best pitcher by far in the second half, posting a season mark of 12-9 in 31 starts with a 3.38 ERA to go with 79 walks, 181 strikeouts, and 158 hits in 176 innings pitched. Related: Not Being Afraid To Fall
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