Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 10/15/14
Because Christian Friedrich took a line drive off his leg, the Rockies are giving Jeremy Guthrie a start. It very well could be an audition for Colorado's four-man rotation, given the latest poor start by Josh Outman. Friedrich was hit in the right calf by a line drive off the bat of San Diego's Logan Forsythe in the first inning of his last start Saturday. Rather than have Friedrich, who stayed in the game and pitched five innings, come back as scheduled Wednesday, the Rockies will give him an extra day of rest and have Friedrich start at St. Louis on Thursday. That adjustment, in turn, will push Drew Pomeranz back from Thursday to Friday at Washington. With the extra day of rest, both Friedrich and Pomeranz will pitch on the fifth day. Guthrie will start in place of Friedrich on Wednesday, and manager Jim Tracy said Guthrie would not be under the same 75-pitch limit as those in the four-man rotation. Guthrie last started June 17 and has since made four relief appe...
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