Originally Posted by Clockwork Orange
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.
Sweet! I haven't had the chance to see Francis pitch yet and won't now this year because this was his last start, but it's nice to see him throwing well after his first two starts. If Francis, Tsao, Cook (if he can ever come back from the blood clots and rib removal), Jennings, Kennedy might be a nice group of pitchers to build around. Get rid of Hurdle and Chacon and the owners decide to sell and Rockies baseball will be fun once again.