Making his third start of the season, Ubaldo Jimenez looks to capture a series victory for the Colorado Rockies over the Florida Marlins on Sunday afternoon. However, it will be a tough game as the Marlins will have their ace, Josh Johnson, taking the mound.
In his first start of the disabled list, Jimenez allowed four runs in the first innings (three on a Pablo Sandoval homer), but then held them scoreless through the next four innings. He left after five innings and struck out six batters. When we consistently see him reach the mid- to upper-90s again, Jimenez will be back to his old self.
Meanwhile, Josh Johnson is already angling for the NL Cy Young. He is 3-0 in four starts with a 1.00 ERA and a 0.59 WHIP. He's stranding runners at a 75.3 rate and is inducing ground balls in play 57.4 percent of the time. They'll need to watch out for his 94 mph fastball, a mid-80s slider and an upper-80s changeup. In four career games against the Rockies, Johnson has a 1.14 ERA and 28 strikeouts.
First pitch is scheduled for 11:10 a.m. MT, which can be seen on ROOT Sports.