Colorado shows rust in opener

Originally Published: October 24, 2007
By Jim Caple | ESPN.com

BOSTON -- On one hand, Rockies pitchers did avoid throwing any balls into the right-field corner.

But other than that, Colorado didn't do much better after its eight-day layoff from the National League Championship Series than the Detroit Tigers fared after their six-day layoff before last year's World Series. Not to say the untimely vacation had an effect on the Rockies, but their first three pitchers threw 154 pitches and 69 balls in 4 2/3 innings, giving up 13 runs on 16 hits, walking ...

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