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....
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