Results tagged ‘ Ubaldo Jimenez ’

JJ streak on brink of history

Josh Johnson now stands among the elite, but not just for this season.

The Marlins ace has placed himself into a historical conversation.

After limiting the Rockies to one run in 6 1/3 innings on Thursday afternoon, Johnson ran his string of throwing at least six innings while not allowing more than two runs to 13 straight games.

According to the Elias Sports Bureau, Johnson is now one shy of the longest such streak since the Live Ball Era began in 1920.

Mike Scott rolled off 14 in a row for the Astros in 1986. Johnson is currently second since then, matching Greg Maddux (1995) and Tom Seaver (1971).

Over his last 10 games, JJ has given up seven earned runs in 71 1/3 innings (0.88 ERA).

Johnson’s 1.61 ERA is the best in the Major Leagues.

Streaks since Live Ball Era begane in 1920

1986: Mike Scott, 14
2010: Josh Johnson, 13
1995: Greg Maddux, 13
1971: Tom Seaver, 13
2010: Ubaldo Jimenez, 12
2009: Adam Wainwright, 12

— Joe Frisaro





Marlins face Jimenez, Rockies

 Stephen Strasburg on Friday. Ubaldo Jimenez on Monday. The task doesn’t get any easier for the Marlins,w ho are looking to inch their way back into playoff contention.

The Marlins and Rockies open a four-game set at Sun Life Stadium on Monday. Anibal Sanchez takes the mound for Florida. Colorado is going with Jimenez, who carries a 15-1 record into the contest.









1) Seth Smith, LF

2) Jonathan Herrera, 2B

3) Carlos Gonzalez, CF

4) Jason Giambi, 1B

5) Miguel Olivo, C

6) Brad Hawpe, RF

7) Ian Stewart, 3B

8) Clint Barmes, SS

9) Ubaldo Jimenez, P







1) Emilio Bonifacio, LF

2) Gaby Sanchez, 1B

3) Hanley Ramirez, SS

4) Dan Uggla, 2B

5) Jorge Cantu, 3B

6) Cody Ross, CF

7) Mike Stanton, RF

8) Ronny Paulino, C

9) Anibal Sanchez, P

— Joe Frisaro