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June 3, 2011

Jimenez Rox Dodgers for 1st win

by @ 7:16 pm. Filed under 2011 Dodgers

LOS ANGELES — Better late than never.

It only took till June 2nd and a total of ten starts for Colorado Rockies starter, Ubaldo Jimenez, to finally earn his first win of 2011, a feat he dominated in last year.

In his first victory, Jimenez dominated the Los Angeles Dodgers from the start, getting the complete game shutout on four-hits and seven strikeouts.  In other words, Jimenez finally is beginning to show the dominance he had from last season in his last few starts.

In addition too, not only was Jimenez in control, but he also got some much needed run support to preserve a victory for Colorado and end their previous three-game slide.

Ty Wigginton tripled in the second inning to lead-off for the Rockies and scored on Jose Morales sacrifice fly.  A double by Seth Smith in the third continued to put pressure on Los Angeles as Smith advanced to third on a sacrifice bunt and also score on a sacrifice fly.  In the fourth, Todd Helton concluded Colorado’s offense for the night by sending his seventh souvenir of the year into right.

Ubaldo had complete command as a majority of his pitches seemed to result in easy groundballs for the fielders to handle, never allowing the Dodgers a chance in this game.

While Jimenez pitched an amazing nine-innings, the same could not be said of Dodgers starter, Jon Garland, who only lasted till the sixth inning after allowing three-runs on five-hits.  That would be the end of his day, but alas, nothing else would matter as long as Jimenez was on the mound for Colorado, dominating opposing batters for his first win of the season.

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