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What is the answer to what's affecting the Rockies? Jeff Baker's bat helped a bit last night, but his defense left something to be desired, and while Tulo's defense was missed, our lineup has too many automatic outs when he's playing right now. If we can't trust Corpas or Fuentes out of the pen, who can we trust?

I guess there are a few ways you can go about trying to find a solution to these issues. Last night, the method Hurdle chose was to try and fit a square peg in a round hole with the Barmes/Baker combo. It almost worked.

While I doubt Hurdle's going to mess with the Fuentes/Corpas combo, and he probably shouldn't, the Rockes have been tinkering with other parts of the pen. Micah Bowie and Jose Vizcaino apparently had the same injury -I think gooberpitchatitis of the forearm is the technical term- and Bowie now joins the Viz on the DL. Let's hope Josh Newman is as effective a replacement from the farm as Ryan Speier has been.