Friedrich struggles again in loss, rotation audition baton may pass again to Alex White

DENVER, CO - JULY 27: Josh Rutledge #14 of the Colorado Rockies throws to first base for an out in the ninth inning of a game against the Cincinnati Reds at Coors Field on July 27, 2012 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images)

Christian Friedrich allowed seven runs in four and a third innings, including giving up three home runs to the Reds in a 9-7 loss for the Rockies on Saturday night. As Troy Renck tweets, the Rockies have to be looking at Alex White's impressive outing at AAA tonight and consider switching Friedrich to piggybacking for awhile:

Rafael Betancourt pitched an inning in the game as trade rumors continue to swirl around the Rockies closer.

D.J. LeMahieu and Josh Rutledge paced the Rockies with three hits apiece, while Carlos Gonzalez and Michael Cuddyer added two each, with Cuddyer hitting his 15th home run of the season. While Rutledge remains hot, Wilin Rosario went 0 for 5 and has been slumping since the start of the Rockies last road trip, going 2 for his last 20.


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