Anyone that has been following the MLB betting action this season certainly knows hwo Usbaldo Jimenez is. Even if the Colorado Rockies don’t play in a big market the team’s starting ace has been getting plenty of attention for sports fans and baseball betting fans in particular. Jimenez is off to one of the best starts b a pitcher in MLB betting history.
Heading into Monday’s game against the San Diego Padres Jimenez led all players in the baseball betting action with 13 wins. But his impressive MLB betting stats don’t end there as his 1.60 ERA also leads the Majors. What he’s doing on the mound is incredible and deserves a bit more reflection just to put it all into baseball betting context.
Prior to his last start on June 23rd, which was a no decision versus the Red Sox in which he game up 6 ER –his worst game of the year by far- he was virtually unhittable. He had won seven straight games and hadn’t given up more than 3 runs in a game. His ERA is incredible, and if it hadn’t been for that horrible start against the Sox it would be hovering around 1.00.
The Padres (45-30) are the best team in NL West and are coming off three straight road wins against the Florida Marlins and are 7-3 over their past 10 MLB betting contests. The team is red hot and playing well on the road but they’ll likely loose against Jimenez.
Coming off of that poor start he’ll be looking to make up for it and will likely pitch another gem and collect his MLB betting best 14th win of the season.
But the Padres have plenty of weapons on their team as well and will likely make a game of it. San Diego will send Kevin Correia to the mound to try and battle Jimenez. Correia (5-5, 5.14 ERA) is nowhere near the pitcher that Jimenez is but if he can keep the game close the Padres have a tremendous bullpen and a top closer in Heath Bell.
Still, it’s going to be almost impossible to score runs against Jimenez and it’s difficult to see the Padres winning this road game.