Apr 19, 2011 12:59 AM by Lee Douglas
DENVER (AP) - The Colorado Rockies jumped out to the best start in baseball, and now they're getting their best pitcher back.
Ace Ubaldo Jimenez comes off the 15-day disabled list Tuesday, and he'll face the San Francisco Giants and lefty Jonathan Sanchez in the middle of a three-game series that night.
Jimenez went on the DL after an awful opener, the culprit a cut cuticle on his pitching thumb that prevented him from getting oomph on his heater and spin on his breaking pitches.
Heading into their game Monday night against the Giants, the Rockies were 12-3 overall and their starting rotation was 9-1 without Jimenez, fueling Colorado's best start ever.
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