Ubaldo Jimenez returns to action for the Rockies wearing New Balance cleats and Rawlings Heart of the Hide glove.Ubaldo Jimenez returns to action for the Rockies wearing New Balance cleats and Rawlings Heart of the Hide glove.

words // Nick Engvall

Despite going without their ace, Ubaldo Jimenez, the Colorado Rockies have managed to maintain Major League Baseball’s best record at 16-7. Their offense has been led by All-Star Troy Tulowitzki, who has continued his impressive hitting that seemed to have began in September of last season and never stopped.

Last week, Ubaldo Jimenez returned to the pitching rotation for the first time after spending some time on the disabled list. Although Jimenez wasn’t up to the level of stellar that he seemed to possess last season, the right-hander showed signs of greatness in his first two outings.

With Jorge De La Rosa leading the National League in wins with 4 and reliever Huston Street leading the Major Leagues with 9 saves, the return of Jimenez to his All-Star ways will mean that the rest of the league better catch up now because the Rockies aren’t showing any signs of slowing.

Check out the latest MLB Watch coverage below courtesy of Yahoo.

MLB Watch: A look at what pro baseball players wear on the diamond.Jason Heyward in a player exclusive colorway of the Nike Swingman batting gloves.Jason Heyward in a player exclusive colorway of the Nike Swingman batting gloves.

Troy Tulowitzki has been on fire in his Nike Shox Fuse 2 PEs.Troy Tulowitzki has been on fire in his Nike Shox Fuse 2 PEs.

Ronny Cedeno added yellow laces to his Nike Air Show Elite 2.Ronny Cedeno added yellow laces to his Nike Air Show Elite 2.

Matt Kemp on deck wearing Easton batting gloves.Matt Kemp on deck wearing Easton VRS Pro III batting gloves.

Justin Morneau looking a little dazed and confused in the Reebok Vero IV.Justin Morneau looking a little dazed and confused in the Reebok Vero IV.

Derek Jeter in his latest signature Jordan cleatsDerek Jeter in his latest signature Jordan cleats, the Jordan Jeter Cut.

Mike Aviles of the Royals wearing a PE colorway of the Nike Air Max Diamond Elite Fly.Mike Aviles of the Royals wearing a PE colorway of the Nike Air Max Diamond Elite Fly and Franklin Authentic Pro Classic batting gloves.

Dustin Pedroia in a fresh pair of New Balance player exclusives.Dustin Pedroia in a fresh pair of New Balance player exclusives.

Adrian Gonzalez in the Nike Shox Fuse 2 PE.Adrian Gonzalez in the Nike Shox Fuse 2 PE.