Originally posted on Rockies Review  |  Last updated 4/6/12
Jeremy Guthrie delivered 7 strong innings.The Colorado Rockies started off their season on the right foot on Friday night in Houston.A well-played game resulted in a 5-3 victory that wasn't secure until Rafael Betancourt struck out Matt Downs with two runners on and two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning.The offseason saw Rockies general manager Dan O'Dowd furiously make moves in an effort to change the clubhouse culture. He was tired of hitters who didn't take good at-bats, pitchers who didn't attack the strike zone and players who played with a lack of fundamentals.The new faces that were brought in didn't waste time making an impact.Jeremy Guthrie, acquired from Baltimore for Jason Hammel and Matt Lindstrom, gave the Rockies exactly what they were hoping for when they made the trade.Guthrie's fastball isn't particularly lively. It is fairly straight. His offspeed stuff is pretty good, but not great. However, he throws strikes and stays low in the zone, which resulted in soft ...
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