Long day for Ubaldo

A long and difficult day for Rockies right-hander Ubaldo Jimenez didn’t get any smoother after he arrived at Tempe Diablo Stadium on Friday.

Jimenez was supposed to start against the Angels. He received permission to drive from Tucson, but was caught in a major traffic jam. Part of I-10 near Phoenix was closed because of a major accident involving a bus that killed six early Friday morning. Left-hander Greg Smith started and threw two scoreless innings.

Jimenez struck out the side in a first perfect inning. But in his second frame, he gave up four runs on three singles and two walks.

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