The Colorado Rockies, riding the arm of Ubaldo Jimenez and the red-hot bat of Carlos Gonzalez, continued their winning ways over the Milwaukee Brewers, but it didn’t come without torment.
Gonzalez, 24, made batting in the big leagues look easy. The left fielder scattered four hits in five at bats and scored two runs.
Ian Stewart, on his 25th birthday, belted a homer in the second and drove in Todd Helton in the seventh which should have effectively put away the Brewers.
An impressive Jimenez, hurling pitches in the high nineties all day, allowed one earned run on eight hits, while striking out six.
There is some concern, however, with the ability of the bullpen to close out games. With Huston Street inactive, the five relievers who followed Jimenez didn’t appear to ooze anything resembling confidence… They simply oozed hits, which caused dread for the Rox Nation.
Should the Rox Nation be overly concerned with the shaky performance of the bullpen? Until they blow a game, I say no. The season is young, and the most important thing right now is to start with a win.