Originally written on Rockies Review  |  Last updated 9/5/12
Jordan Pacheco has been huge for the Rockies.Only the 2012 Colorado Rockies end up shutting out a team when their starting pitcher goes just three innings.That is exactly what happened on Tuesday night in Atlanta, where the Rockies blanked the Braves 6-0, using a great play from DJ LeMahieu, the consistent hot bat of Jordan Pacheco, and the rubber arms of their extremely overused bullpen.The Rockies were winning 2-0 in the 6th inning, but reliever Carlos Torres was in trouble. With one out, Torres allowed singles to Martin Prado and Jason Heyward, leaving runners on the corners with just one out. With Heyward's speed, a ball in the gap would tie up the game, and even a sacrifice fly would cut the lead to just one. At the plate David Ross struck out on a moving fastball with Heyward looking to swipe second base. Catcher Wilin Rosario threw a bullet to the base and Heyward knew he was out. He retreated towards first trying to give Prado a chance to score. LeMahieu wisely ran Heyward b...
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