Found July 01, 2012 on The Outside Corner:
I'm sure we're all in agreement at this point in time that Rockies manager Jim Tracy is the worst, right? We here at TOC can't say nearly enough awful things about his new method of handling the Rockies rotation, and last night, pretty much the worst case scenario erupted for the Rockies. Starter Christian Friedrich had completed five innings and thrown 74 pitches, allowing just one run while striking out five without a walk. Pretty good game, right? Well, that fifth inning was Friedrich's last inning of work due to Tracy's incredulous new method of pulling starters after 75 pitches. After Friedrich left, Jeremy Guthrie came in. Guthrie was coming off of a relief outing on Wednesday against the Nationals where he got absolutely blasted, and what happened last night? Yup...he got blasted again. Three runs in two innings, including a pair of homers, and that pretty much sabotaged the Rockies' chances of winning, as they'd go on to lose the game 8-4....

Colorado Rockies ridiculous theory burns them in loss to Padres

Friedrich was robbed of a win.Colorado Rockies general manager Dan O'Dowd insists that the third time through a batting lineup is when the most damage is done to a starting pitcher.That theory is what has shifted the way Rockies starting pitchers are handled, including Saturday night when Christian Friedrich was removed from the game after throwing five innings of one run baseball...

Colorado Rockies’ Carlos Gonzalez Should Be a Starter in the 2012 MLB All Star Game

Denver, CO – Despite the miserable year the Colorado Rockies are having, Carlos Gonzalez has performed at an all star level. Carlos was rewarded Sunday with a selection to the 2012 NL All Star team. Although chosen as a reserve, Gonzalez deserves a starting spot in the summer showcase. Every team in MLB gets a … Continue reading »

Pomeranz sharp in return to Rockies

LHP Drew Pomeranz returned to the Colorado Rockies on Sunday, a far more effective pitcher than when they optioned him to Class AAA Colorado Springs on May 11. He allowed one unearned run and two singles in six innings with three walks and one strikeout and threw 80 pitches, 46 strikes. Pomeranz joins Jeff Francis on Friday against the Padres and Christian Friedrich on June 22...

Jeff Francis dominates Coors Field and the San Diego Padres

Jeff Francis showed that you can pitch at Coors Field.So much for that theory.On Friday night, Jeff Francis showed Dan O'Dowd what the formula for winning at Coors Field is. The lefty went six shutout innings. He gave up only three hits. He walked one and struck out one. Francis threw 82 pitches.Francis pitched well enough to give the Rockies a chance to break the game open with...

Colorado Rockies shut down by Kip Wells and the San Diego Padres

Pomeranz showed the he belongs in the big leagues.Kip Wells dominated the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field on Sunday. Yes, that Kip Wells.Dan O'Dowd must feel really good about his excuse-laden diatribe that he went on during a season ticket holder conference call on Wednesday. In the call he made it very clear that Coors Field simply is playing differently than it has in the...

Rockies 10, Padres 2

Jeff Francis pitched six scoreless innings, and Rex Brothers bailed out newly recalled Tyler Chatwood before the Colorado Rockies broke out for a 10-2 victory over the San Diego Padres on Friday night. Michael Cuddyer and Wilin Rosario each hit two-run homers in the eighth inning to help secure the win for Francis. Francis (1-1) became the first Rockies starter to earn a win since...

Gonzalez A Deserving All Star, But Starter? Not Exactly

Denver, CO – The All Star teams have been announced for the 83rd Summer Classic, and the obvious local choice became official, as Carlos Gonzalez will represent our Rockies next week in Kansas City. He has had a fantastic year, currently in the top 10 in most offensive categories in the National League. His sweet … Continue reading »

Colvin warming up in Colorado

ARLINGTON, Tex. - This past offseason was one all about change for ex-Clemson baseball standout Tyler Colvin.

BP Unfiltered: 100 OPS+ by Sam Miller

Jeff Cirillo, 2000, Colorado Rockies: .326/.392/.477, 100 OPS+ Jose Cardenal, 1968, Cleveland Indians: .257/.305/.353, 100 OPS+

Colorado Rockies continue to prove their theories incorrect

The Rockies issues run deeper than the losses on the field.One thing is clear. The Colorado Rockies [itching struggles have nothing to do with Coors Field.As the club dropped another game, losing 9-3 to the St. Louis Cardinals, they got to see what a good looking baseball team looks like. They got to see a team that doesn't make excuses, a team that lost it's franchise player...

Rotation juggling gives Guthrie another shot to start

Because Christian Friedrich took a line drive off his leg, the Rockies are giving Jeremy Guthrie a start. It very well could be an audition for Colorado's four-man rotation, given the latest poor start by Josh Outman. Friedrich was hit in the right calf by a line drive off the bat of San Diego's Logan Forsythe in the first inning of his last start Saturday. Rather than...
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