As many of you already know that the Rockies traded their starting pitcher Ubaldo Jimenez. Yesterday before the trade deadline. He was traded after starting the game in San Diego. After he pitched the first Rockies Manager Jim Tracy informed Ubaldo he was traded to the Indians. I heard the news while listening to the game on te radio heading back from Cheyenne, Wyoming. It was kinda of a damper on what had been a really good day.
Ubaldo who last year was the first Rockies Pitcher to pitch a No Hitter for the Rockies he also holds the single season wins record for the Rockies with 19. Lowest ERA for a starting pitcher 2.88. Single season strike outs 214. and the Top three season lowest opponents Batting average. Lowest being .209 all this was done last year in 2010. This year he did falter but we always rooted for a great start that we knew he was Capable of. this year with the Rockies he went 6-9 with a 4.46 ERA.
We just did not lose a pitcher who is capable of being a great. The Rockies traded away probably one of the nicest and humble baseball players that I have ever met he was always great to the fans. Signing autographs, tossing balls to the crowd during BP, talking and taking photos with the fans. I have put together some photos of Ubaldo from the past 2 years or so.
Signing autographs for fans. He always took the time for the fans.
I have seen him on countless occasions sign for hundreds of people starting after warm ups in right field
and then all the way back to the dugout. I few times in the rain.
Here he is pitching in a random game against the Diamondbacks last year.
Against the Red Sox in June 2010. Not one of his best games but he pitched well and the Ump’s messed it up.
The Rockies did win the game 8-6 but Corpas got the win.
I believe This was the night Seth Smith hit a walk off to win the game.
Heading to the bullpen to warm up before a Giants game
Heading to the dugout for a start in NY.
Going for his 18th win of the season at Citifield. This was one of the best pitching games I have ever seen the Rox lost 1-0 and only 8 hits were let up for both teams. The one run by the Mets I think was a solo HR.
pitching on 9-11-2010
The Rockies won it was Matt Reynolds first career win.
and left the illusive 19 win for U for another day.
Well wish him all the luck in Cleveland and we will miss him.
If we are lucky this will be a better trade then the Holiday one whiched turned out real well.
The Rockies are returning home this week I will be at a few till then see you at Coors.
Photo Day at Hi Coebett Field, Spring Training 2010