Originally written on Rockies Review  |  Last updated 6/29/13
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Chacin was brilliant again.For the third straight outing, Jhoulys Chacin looked like a pitcher who no one in the National League is excited to face. He looks like a legitimate ace for the Colorado Rockies.In a 4-1 victory, Chacin was an inning away from a complete-game shutout. He wasn't given the opportunity to pitch the 9th, perhaps because that move backfired on Walt Weiss two starts ago against Philadelphia, or perhaps because the Rockies don't want a pitcher to go over 100 pitches. Chacin fired 95 pitches in eight innings, 60 for strikes.Rex Brothers came in with a four run cushion and closed out the victory, but not without allowing the tying run to step to the plate. With 38,000 fans holding their breath--and undoubtedly Chacin in the dugout looking on--Brothers induced Brandon Crawford into a game-ending ground ball to second base, giving the Rockies the win.The pitching performance from Chacin was a fun one. It is one that Rockies fans haven't been treated to very often at ...
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