Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 5/2/12

The Colorado Rockies came close, but they weren't able to overcome another poor start by Jhoulys Chacin and lost 7-6 to the Dodgers. He was supposed to be their ace-in-waiting this

season, but could well be on his way to Triple-A Colorado Springs for a refresher course.

Manager Jim Tracy, who doesn't tend to be overly critical of his players in his

postgame remarks, said, "Our starting pitching tonight was awful."

Indeed, Chacin began the game by allowing the first career homer to Dee Gordon, who had

gone 326 plate appearances and 311 at-bats without a homer. Chacin then gave up

consecutive singles and a three-run homer to Andre Ethier.

Chacin gave up a run in the third on a double by A.J. Ellis on an 0-2 pitch and two

more in the fifth when Ellis launched a hanging breaking pitch for a homer. Chacin tied

his career high by giving up three homers; he also did it June 27, 2011, at the Cubs.

Chacin threw 112 pitches, 63 strikes, in 4 2/3 innings as his record fell to 0-3 and

his ERA rose to 7.30. He allowed a career-high seven earned runs and tied his career highs

by allowing seven runs and 11 hits. He also allowed 11 hits Aug. 22, 2011, against the

Astros; this was the third time he yielded seven runs and first since Aug. 15, 2011,

against the Giants.

After starting last season 8-4 with a 2.71 ERA in 15 starts, Chacin has gone 3-11 with

a 5.24 ERA in 21 starts.

Tracy typically doesn't announce a demotion right after a game, preferring to sleep on

the matter. But he clearly is losing patience with Chacin.

"You can't go out there and pitch like that," Tracy said. "We need a more competitive

effort than that."

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