Found May 07, 2012 on The Outside Corner:
Last Wednesday, the Colorado Rockies demoted starting pitcher Jhoulys Chacin to AAA Colorado Springs. Today, the Denver Post is reporting that Chacin had not reported to Colorado Springs yet, and wasn't planning on it.  Before the All-Star break last year, Chacin was performing pretty well. He had a 3.16 ERA in 116 2/3 innings, striking out 101, walking 50, and allowing 15 homers. Once the second half rolled along, Chacin fell off the tracks. His ERA dropped to 4.31, and Chacin struck out just 49 while walking 37 and allowing five homers in 77 1/3 innings. 2012 looked a lot like the second half of last year for Chacin as well. So far this season, he has a 7.30 ERA in 24 2/3 innings, striking out 22, walking 15, and allowing seven homers. While Chacin's control is out of whack, with his walk rate rising by a batter per inning from the second half of last year to this season, his strikeout rate is actually higher than it was in either half of the 2011 season. His failures ca...
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