Found September 17, 2012 on Rockies Review:
Adam Ottavino may have hit his wall on Sunday.If it's been said once, it's been said 1000 times. The Colorado Rockies pitching theory simply doesn't work.It might work in one particular game. It might work over the course of a week, but the reality is, it simply doesn't work over the course of a season.Maybe the Rockies deserve credit for thinking outside of tradition, one of the great things about baseball that often becomes its biggest handicap. While the Rockies are trying something outside the box, they have to admit that the long-term effects are more damaging than they anticipated.On Sunday, the Rockies reaped the consequences of what happens when the theory is played out for the better part of a season without a fall back plan. Adam Ottavino, one of the bright spots in a bad season for the Rockies, saw his ERA jump from 3.56 entering the game to 4.38 when the day was done.After another four inning performance from Alex White, the Rockies went to piggyback man ...
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