SAN DIEGO -- Pitching in the thin air in Denver is difficult enough. Living there can compound the issue. Diamondbacks left-hander Matt Reynolds no longer has to make that adjustment, and it has worked out well.
Reynolds has not given up a run in 15 innings this season, the longest run in the major leagues. While it has mostly to do with his stuff and command, the relocation to Arizona has made a difference.
Its not so much the park. I think your body feels a little different there. Throughout the course of the season, when you are playing at altitude, you are coming home from the road and your body doesnt recover as quickly. When you go in and out of there for a series, you dont necessarily notice it as much as when you are there for an extended period, Reynolds said.
You have aches and pains that you might not normally have. Its small things. If you let it get to your head, it will. If you dont ... but there is something to it.
The D-backs certainly believe in the Coors Field ...