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The Rockies’ Pitching Woes: Why the Staff is to Blame

Published by on April 22, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB

What's wrong with the Colorado Rockies?  They started out the season 4-4, but are currently 5-9. They lost five of their last six, and eight of their last 10 games. 

So what's the problem? 

It's not necessarily hitting—the Rockies are ranked seventh in the NL in runs scored.

Fielding? Not exactly. The Rockies have committed just eight errors on the year, seventh in the NL.

One area you can point to is pitching. The Rockies' 5.84 ERA is ranked 14th in the NL, and the Rockies' opponent's batting average is .307, last in the NL.

A .307 opponent batting average is terrible. That means in every inning, one batter can usually get on base via hit. 

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