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The Colorado Rockies are 2-1 since new skipper Jim Tracy has taken over for Clint Hurdle, the team’s seven-year coach, who was fired last Friday. The same issues that plagued the Hurdle-led Rockies this season–inconsistent starting, bullpen pitching, and spotty offense–led to Tracy’s first loss as coach yesterday. The Rockies were defeated by the San Diego Padres 5-2, falling to 20-29 as they head into an 11-game road trip starting tonight (at the Houston Astros, 6:05 p.m., Fox Sports Net).
The Denver Post notes that pitcher Jorge De La Rosa’s record fell to 0-6 as a starter, and the team is 2-8 in the 10 games he’s started this season. Tracy can’t do much beyond putting a good lineup out there and letting them do their jobs, writes fan blogÂ Purple Row.
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If that doesn’t work, we all may be yearning for ol’ Hurdle to return, even though many of us–5280 included–predicted the likable but mediocre coach would be fired.