Found May 04, 2013 on Rockies Review:
Jeff Francis looked pedestrian at best on Friday night.The Colorado Rockies fought hard, but it was too little too late.Matt Belisle, one of the most dependable members of the bullpen, had his worst inning of the season, giving up three runs in the top half of the 10th inning, giving the Rays a 7-4 victory. The loss came after the Rockies had several opportunities to bury the Rays, especially after getting to starter Matt Moore in the early innings.In both the 3rd and 4th innings, the Rockies stranded runners on second and third base. Those potential runs proved pivotal for the club, as the Rays fought back against Jeff Francis and eventually won the game.The fact is, it is time to get serious about Francis and his ability to make good enough pitches and keep the Rockies in games long enough to win consistently. A starter who is given a three run lead in the early innings must find a way to get outs and get his offense back in the dugout to score more runs.Of course, the offense did...
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