Originally Posted by Breck Bronc
If they stick with Shawn Chacon as closer next year the Rockies should just contract themselves or move to Oklahoma City or Des Moines. Give Chin Hui-Tsao a chance, give Brian Fuentes a chance, give a homeless man off the street a chance, just let anybody but Chacon close.
Interestingly enough, tonight with a 4-1 lead going into the ninth, Hurdle actually gave Chin Hui-Tsao the ball to go up against the heart of the Dodgers order and a funny thing happened.
He set the side down in order and got the save.
No walks, no drama, no BS. The youngster pitched like a major leaguer closer is supposed to pitch, something Chacon hasn't figured out in an entire year in the role.
Either put Chacon back in the starting rotation or give him his walking papers. He should never be handed the ball in the 9th inning in a Rockies uniform again unless he just pitched the first 8.
And one other thing I'd like to mention, Jeff Francis had his 2nd consecutive outstanding start. He went 6 innings, gave up 1 unearned run, 3 hits, 3 walks and 3 K's. The kid is allright.