The Colorado Rockies have allowed more runs than any team in baseball. Consequently, they also have the highest team ERA in the majors.
That pitching staff may well have driven manager Jim Tracy to madness. At the very least, it can't be said that he's not trying to be creative in fixing his team's massive pitching deficiencies.
As reported by the Denver Post's Troy Renck, the Rockies announced that they'll be going to a four-man pitching rotation. Jeremy Guthrie—who's been abysmal in his past six appearances—is being moved to the bullpen, and the four remaining starters will be on a 75-pitch limit to compensate for one less day of rest.
"I felt we had to do something non-conventional," Tracy told reporters. "I was given the opportunity to tweak this. We are going to see what transpires as we move forward."