DENVER, CO - MAY 30: Starting pitcher Christian Friedrich #53 of the Colorado Rockies delivers against the Houston Astros at Coors Field on May 30, 2012 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
Christian Friedrich allowed 21 runs in his first three Coors Field starts, against the Mariners, Astros and Angels. After a modest improvement against the Nationals June 26, both of Friedrich's July home starts have been encouraging. Against both San Diego and Philadelphia, the lefty allowed one run in five innings, with 12 strike outs to one walk.
Erik Bedard has lost four of his last five starts, with his best game score in those four losses checking in at 41.
Carson Cistuli at Fangraphs collected a scouting report from MLB.com, after the fold.