Found November 02, 2012 on Taking Bad Schotz:
Coming into the 2012 season, many people picked the Rockies as a sleeper team and a possible contender for the second Wild Card in the National League. However, this year proved to be an utter disaster for Colorado, as the Rockies finished dead last in the NL West, with a record of 64-98 It seemed as if the Rockies would be in trouble when Troy Tulowitzki got hurt on May 30th, but their offense was not the problem this year. It was the starting pitching, which ranked dead last in baseball with a 5.22 ERA (4.59 FIP) that was the major issue for Colorado. In the middle of June, the Rockies announced that they would be shifting to a four-man rotation. Starters would be limited to 75 pitches before being pulled for a reliever. Since the Rockies had several young, inexperienced pitchers in their rotation, they would often rack up a high pitch count by the fourth or fifth inning. As a result, the bullpen would have to do a lot of the heavy lifting. Two pitchers in particular, Josh Roenic...
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