I tend to think of Ubaldo Jimenez‘s delivery as being emblematic of his pitching in general. It’s kind of all over the place.
After all …
- He’s the guy who went 15-1 in the first half of the 2010 season for Colorado and then went 4-7 in the second half of that season.
- He’s the guy who went 1-4 with a 2.85 strikeout-to-walk ratio in five August starts for Cleveland in 2013 and then rallied to go 4-0 with a 7.29 strikeout-to-walk ratio in six September starts.
- He’s the guy who lasted 4.2 innings and allowed six runs versus Chicago last week and then delivered eight innings of work with two runs allowed versus Oakland on Saturday night.
It turns out all of that consistent inconsistency evens out in the end.
Jimenez is currently in his third season with the Orioles. His numbers so far during these three years are remarkably consistent with the ones he posted during his three years in Cleveland.
Headed into Saturday’s match-up with Oakland Jimenez had a nearly identical totals in both cities for:
- Win percentage (.464 in Cleveland, .463 in Baltimore)
- ERA (4.45 to 4.46)
- WHIP (1.467 to 1.445)
- Hits per nine innings (8.9 to 8.7)
- Strikeouts per nine innings (8.5 to 8.4)
- Strikeout-to-walk ratio (1.98 to 1.96)
Meanwhile, the numbers were exactly the same prior to Saturday for home runs per nine innings (1.0) and walks per nine innings (4.3).
Ubaldo Jimenez is a portrait of consistency. Imagine that.