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De La Rosa’s Struggles Show Rockies Should Have Fired Apodaca as Well

Published by on May 31, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB


Jim Tracy quickly put his mark on the Colorado Rockies when he took over on Friday.

He moved Troy Tulowitzki to the seventh spot in the lineup, Clint Barmes to the second spot, and Garrett Atkins back to the cleanup spot.

The moves seemed to work beautifully as Barmes went 5-for-11 in the first two games after the change. Atkins, hitting below the Mendoza line at .194, even came through with a big hit on Saturday, tying the game in the ninth inning before scoring the winning run a batter later.

Tracy, however, was unable to solve Jorge De La Rosa's problems on the mound. The Padres fought back to avoid a sweep, defeating the Rockies 5-2 on Sunday at Coors Field.

De La Rosa had been one of ...

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