He'll chase one such number on Sunday afternoon against Manny Parra and the Brewers: win No. 18, which would set a single-season franchise record.
And Jimenez will be in a good position to do it. In fact, the All-Star right-hander has posted an identical performance -- one run allowed on four hits in seven innings -- in each of his last three outings.
The left-handed-hurling Parra, of course, would prefer to delay Jimenez's gratification. Parra has been inconsistent as a starter, however, yielding four or more earned runs in six of his last eight outings.
And, though offense can be scarce against his Cy Young Award candidate of a counterpart, Parra can take solace in the Brewers' recent production. Milwaukee has scored four or more runs in its last three games, including its 5-4 victory in 10 innings on Saturday against the postseaon-possible Rockies.
Brewers: Crew sticking to schedule
Manager Ken Macha said he will keep his starting pitchers on turn despite two scheduled off-days next week. Each Brewers hurler will be working with an extra two days of rest. ... Milwaukee play-by-play announcer Cory Provus missed Saturday's broadcast in Denver due to illness. Provus is expected back in the booth on Sunday.
Rockies: Francis bitten by injury bug
On Saturday, Colorado placed starting pitcher Jeff Francis (shoulder soreness) on the 15-day disabled list and filled his roster spot by recalling utility man Eric Young Jr., who started at second base and went 1-for-5 at the plate. The club will have to make another roster move to fill Francis' turn in the rotation, which next arrives on Tuesday. "There's been a lot of contribution," manager Jim Tracy said, "as there always is in any year where you're being successful." ... Shortstop Troy Tulowitzki leads his club with 11 game-winning RBIs despite missing 33 games due to injury.
The two clubs face off for the final time this season on Sunday. ... First baseman Todd Helton, who homered in Saturday's defeat, stands one double short of 522 for his career, which would tie Garret Anderson and Ed Delahanty for 38th on the all-time list.
Sun, 8/15 3:10 PM ET
Tulo's walk-off erases Brewers' late rally
Troy Tulowitzki made a game-tying Clint Barmes error disappear, as his walk-off single gave Colorado a win over the Crew. The Barmes error means Ubaldo Jimenez must wait to claim his franchise-record 18th win.
|Hart, C, RF||5||1||1||1||0||1||4||.287|
|Escobar, A, SS||4||0||0||0||0||0||0||.251|
|Parra, M, P||2||0||0||0||0||1||0||.200|
|a-Smith, S, PH||1||0||0||0||0||0||1||.266|
|Gonzalez, C, CF-LF||4||0||1||1||1||0||2||.321|
|Stewart, I, 3B||3||1||2||2||0||1||3||.269|
|Betancourt, R, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
2B: Braun (31, Jimenez), Weeks (25, Jimenez).
3B: Weeks (4, Jimenez).
TB: Weeks 7; Hart, C; Braun 4; Fielder 2; Kottaras.
RBI: Hart, C (78), Fielder 2 (61).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Dickerson 2; Hart, C; Braun.
GIDP: McGehee 2.
Team RISP: 2-for-8.
Team LOB: 7.
CS: Weeks (4, home by Jimenez/Olivo).
E: Parra, M (5, throw).
PB: Kottaras (4).
2B: Spilborghs (15, Parra, M), Gonzalez, C (21, Riske), Fowler (15, Hoffman).
HR: Stewart, I (17, 4th inning off Parra, M, 0 on, 1 out), Tulowitzki (12, 6th inning off Parra, M, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Young; Fowler 2; Spilborghs 2; Gonzalez, C 2; Tulowitzki 6; Stewart, I 5.
RBI: Stewart, I 2 (57), Spilborghs (25), Gonzalez, C (79), Tulowitzki 2 (51).
2-out RBI: Tulowitzki.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Tulowitzki; Gonzalez, C; Barmes 2.
SF: Stewart, I.
Team RISP: 2-for-11.
Team LOB: 8.
SB: Spilborghs (2, 2nd base off Parra, M/Kottaras), Gonzalez, C (19, 3rd base off Riske/Kottaras).
CS: Mora (1, 3rd base by Coffey/Kottaras).
E: Barmes (8, fielding).
DP: 3 (Tulowitzki-Barmes-Mora, Olivo-Tulowitzki-Olivo, Barmes-Tulowitzki-Mora).
Riske pitched to 3 batters in the 8th.
HBP: Weeks (by Street).
Pitches-strikes: Parra, M 100-59, Coffey 11-7, Riske 23-11, Braddock 14-11, Hoffman 17-10, Jimenez 114-75, Street 24-14, Betancourt, R 3-3.
Groundouts-flyouts: Parra, M 8-2, Coffey 0-0, Riske 1-0, Braddock 0-0, Hoffman 1-0, Jimenez 4-2, Street 1-1, Betancourt, R 0-0.
Batters faced: Parra, M 24, Coffey 2, Riske 6, Braddock 3, Hoffman 5, Jimenez 32, Street 6, Betancourt, R 1.
Inherited runners-scored: Coffey 2-0, Braddock 3-0, Betancourt, R 2-0.
Umpires: HP: Mark Wegner. 1B: Dan Iassogna. 2B: Dale Scott. 3B: Jerry Meals.
Weather: 76 degrees, sunny.
Wind: 6 mph, In from RF.
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