Box Score Bits: Jimenez, Pelfrey hit hard
July, 20, 2010
By Eric Karabell | ESPN Insider
It might be too late to sell high on Colorado Rockies ace Ubaldo Jimenez, after he allowed six runs (four earned) in 5 1/3 innings against the Florida Marlins on Monday, giving him a 6.39 ERA in his past five starts. There's no indication a bad second half is coming, but fantasy's No. 3 pitcher had better value a month ago.
The New York Mets were excited to have Carlos Beltran and Jose Reyes in the same lineup for the first time in 214 games Monday. They combined for three hits in nine at-bats. If only they could pitch. Starter Mike Pelfrey allowed six hits and didn't escape the second inning; his ERA is 9.11 in his past six starts. Run away, quickly.