Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 5/18/12
The Colorado Rockies are dealing with an epidemic of walks, which, not surprisingly, has been very costly in two recent losses and has contributed to some very shoddy work recently by the bullpen. The Rockies issued 10 walks, one intentional, Sunday at Los Angeles and lost 11-5. Seven of those 10 walks were issued by relievers and five ended up scoring. On Tuesday at San Francisco, the Rockies managed to blow a save and win 5-4, despite issuing another 10 walks (one intentional). The bullpen was responsible for six walks, although just one of the 10 scored. Seeking a sweep of their two-game series with the Diamondbacks, the Rockies lost 9-7 on Thursday when closer Rafael Betancourt yielded a two-run homer with two out in the ninth. Rockies pitchers issued nine walks (one intentional), and four ended up scoring. Starter Juan Nicasio walked five and threw two wild pitches in 4 2/3 innings, departing after throwing 106 pitches, with just 57 strikes. He took a line drive on the ...
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