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June 23, 2012

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Project 5183

by R.J. Anderson

The Rockies enter today with the National League’s worst team earned run average and Fair Run Average. If there is a floor, then Colorado has already hit it. Being in such a position allows the Rockies to try new things, like a four-man rotation. But ESPN.com’s Jerry Crasnick reveals that the Rockies are doing more than figuratively experimenting:

O'Dowd has 10 years of data on weather patterns at Coors. He's commissioned studies on heat, humidity and barometric pressure on game days, and has yet to come up with any definitive answers. The average temperature in Denver spiked about six degrees in May and June of this year, so it's conceivable the weather might have played a role in the offensive carnage this spring.

The Rockies have examined how pitchers fare the third time through the order. They've looked at nutrition, rest and recovery, between-start bullpen regimens and a slew of other factors in their quest to formulate a long-term plan.

Crasnick also delves into the Rockies' inability to keep young pitchers healthy and Jeremy Guthrie's struggles with the club this season.

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