The Colorado Rockies boast a deep and talented bullpen

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General,The Playoffs by chinmusic on Wednesday 7 October 2009 at 12:05 pm

Huston Street came over in the Matt Holliday trade with Oakland and he quickly became the closer and never looked back. Street pitched in 64 games for the Rockies this season and he was 4-1 with 35 saves, a 3.06 ERA and a 0.91 WHIP. He has pitched in 5 games in his post season career and he is 0-1 with 2 saves, a 7.11 ERA and a 1.42 WHIP. Look for him to be very motivated to improve on those numbers this October. Veteran righty Rafael Betancourt will be the set-up man for the Rockies in this series. He has been outstanding since coming over from the Indians in a trade. He has pitched in 32 games for the Rockies this season and he was 3-1 with 1 save, a 1.78 ERA and a 0.87 WHIP. He has pitched in 7 games in his post season career and he is 0-0 with a 5.40 ERA and a 0.80 WHIP. Veteran lefty Joe Beimel will likely be the situational guy out of the pen. He pitched in 71 games for the Rockies this season and he was 1-6 with 1 save, a 3.58 ERA and a 1.37 WHIP. He has pitched in 3 games in his post season career and he is 0-0 with a 0.00 ERA and a 3.00 WHIP. Beimel has walked 2 batters in 2/3 of an inning in his post season career so he will need to tighten up his control this time around. Lefty Franklin Morales finished the year in a funk but he did a good job as the closer while Huston Street was out of action. With all of the potent lefty swingers in the Phillies’ lineup Morales will definately need to step up. Morales pitched in 40 games (2 starts) for the Rockies this season and he was 3-2 with 7 saves, a 4.50 ERA and a 1.53 WHIP. He has also pitched in 4 games (2 starts) in his post season career and he is 0-0 with a 9.00 ERA and a 1.90 WHIP. The Rockies’ secret weapon out of the bullpen could be veteran righty Jose Contreras. Contreras pitched in 7 games (2 starts) for the Rockies after coming over in a trade with the White Sox and he was 1-0 with a 1.59 ERA and a 1.65 WHIP. He has pitched in 12 games (4 starts) in his post season career and he is 3-3 with a 3.77 ERA and a 1.07 WHIP. Veteran righty Josh Fogg might also be able to help if a starting pitcher gets in trouble early. He pitched in 24 games (1 start) for the Rockies this season and he was 0-2 with a 3.74 ERA and a 1.14 WHIP. He has also pitched in 3 games (2 starts) in his post season career and he is 2-1 with a 5.91 ERA and a 1.97 WHIP. Rookie righty Matt Daley will likely round out the bullpen. He pitched in 57 games for the Rockies this season and he was 1-1 with a 4.24 ERA and a 1.20 WHIP.

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