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The Rockies blew another phenomenal outing from Jorge De La Rosa.The Colorado Rockies embarked on a critical 10-game home stand against three of the worst teams in the National League. Sitting 4-1/2 games out of first place, the Rockies need to make up ground in the National League West when they can.On Friday night, they picked up right where they left off. They got another phenomenal pitching performance from Jorge De La Rosa. The lefty has been a true star for the Rockies in 2013. What he has brought to the team has proven even his biggest doubters incorrect.The six inning performance was another outing that was good enough to pick up the win and add on additional runs. De La Rosa gave the Rockies six innings, he gave up one run on five hits. He struck out four and walked three. He dealt with traffic in the third and sixth innings, but wiggled his way out of both jams.Unfortunately for the Rockies, their abstract pitching theory came back to bite them once again. With the game ti...
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