Posted May 14, 2012 on AP on Fox
The Colorado Rockies' Christian Friedrich impressed in his major league debut last week, slowing down one of the weaker offenses in baseball. He'll get a chance to face another one of the majors' least intimidating lineups in his second start. Friedrich tries to provide the slumping Rockies with another lift Monday night at AT&T Park in the opener of this two-game set against the San Francisco Giants, who are hoping Ryan Vogelsong can win a fifth consecutive start in this series. In the midst of an eight-game road swing, Colorado (13-20) suffered a three-game sweep in Los Angeles over the weekend. The Rockies issued 10 walks over a five-inning stretch and allowed a combined nine runs in the fifth, seventh and eighth frames of Sunday's 11-5 loss. "There's no way of saying it nicely. That's awful," manager Jim Tracy said. "There's not a whole lot else to say. You walk nine guys form the fifth inning on, I don't care where you play...
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