Ubaldo Jimenez - Baltimore Orioles SP

Maybe you’re tired of my Orioles optimism. If that’s the case, just skip this post and complain about something else on the site.

Ubaldo Jimenez hasn’t lived up to that four-year, $50 million contract that the O’s signed him to this winter. Jimenez is 0-3 with a 7.31 ERA in his first three starts in black and orange after allowing five earned runs on ten hits in 5.1 innings pitched on Sunday.

Not pretty, but it really shouldn’t surprise anyone.

Coming into Sunday’s start, Jimenez posted a career 5.10 ERA in 29 starts in March/April over his career.  He had posted a 1.541 WHIP, 7.4 K/9 and 1.36 K/BB over that span.

But don’t worry, O’s fans. It gets better.

In may, Jimenez has posted a 3.89 ERA over 34 starts with a 1.348 WHIP, 7.8 K/9 and 1.91 K/BB. Who else can’t wait for April to be over?

Image Credit: Keith Allison