Originally written on Rockies Review  |  Last updated 11/17/14
Jeff Francis got shelled on Wednesday in San Francisco.Welcome back to earth, Colorado Rockies fans.After a heartbreaking loss on Tuesday night, a game in which the Rockies had a chance to build off of, the team suddenly looked much like the 2012 Colorado team that was hardly watchable. Jeff Francis looked like the guy who couldn't get a big league job a year ago, and the offense let Barry Zito continue his dominance against them.The result was a 10-0 drubbing from the World Champions. It was an example in what a good, well-refined team can do. It was also a reminder to the Rockies and their fans of just how far away they are.With a 5-1 start, there was no reason for anyone who cheers for the Rockies to not be excited. They were playing with a different sense of urgency. It looked like things were going to be different. The offense was so good, coupled with the starting pitchers throwing better than advertised, and a downtrodden fan base was suddenly revived with hope.Nothing to kil...
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