Found May 09, 2012 on Rockies Review:
Friedrich impressed in his debut.With the season hanging in the balance, the Colorado Rockies were forced to lean on a player who had never had his name on a Major League lineup card.With as much pressure as can come in a early May start, Friedrich's debut went off without a hitch.The former first round draft pick, who as late as last season was labeled a bust, pitched six strong innings, giving up just two runs, only one of which was earned. In those six frames he gave up five hits. The most important stat, however, was the strikeout to walk ratio. The lefty struck out a Rockies-season high seven batters, and walked only one.The simple fact is that the Rockies have been struggling. A problem that could be brushed off as early season struggles was suddenly thrust into the spotlight when the starting pitchers blew leads of five runs and six runs on consecutive nights.That, coupled with their expected ace, Jhoulys Chacin only missing out on a trip back to the minors because of an ...
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