Wednesday, September 22, 2010
Whether he deserves it or not, it looked earlier tonight like Ubaldo Jimenez was going to pull away with the NL Cy Young Award, because the Rockies had a 4-1 lead, and he would go to 20-6 with a win. In the 5th inning, the Rockies are now down 5-4 and he could easily get the loss or a no-decision.
His main competitor, Roy Halladay, won last night with a solid performance (3 ER over 7 IP), and he is now 20-10. His ERA is 2.53, while Jimenez is climbing above 3.00.
With his excellent record, Jimenez still has a shot even with a bad outing tonight, but he wasted a golden opportunity against the D-Backs. Another competitor, Adam Wainwright, is 19-11 with a 2.45 ERA, and is still in the mix. Jimenez could have lept ahead tonight, but he'll probably be lucky to get out of it with a no-decision and not a ton of damage to his ERA.
Posted by Brad Templeman at 8:26 PM