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Of Note
2005-09-12 23:33
by Mark T.R. Donohue

According to Troy E. Renck, the statistics support the notion that efforts to decrease offensive numbers at Coors Field this season have been successful. Scoring is down 16 percent and home runs down 33 percent. Of course, this might also have something to do with the fact that the Rockies' offense is the weakest it's ever been, and the pitching has been (slightly) improved. In any case, I don't buy the argument that "taming" Coors is the first step towards a competitive future for Colorado. The first, second, and third steps are acquiring and retaining talented players.

The Rockies lost to the Dodgers tonight, 7-0, dropping Jeff Francis to .500. Jeff Weaver pitched extremely well for L.A., but the Kims face Edwin Jackson and D.J. Houlton in the next two games so the Rockies still have a good chance to get the final word in this series. Go team.

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