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2011 Colorado Rockies Game #74: Jason Hammel vs. Josh Tomlin

In terms of f-WAR per start, here's how the Rockies current rotation stacks up:

  1. Aaron Cook .133
  2. Jhoulys Chacin .106
  3. Ubaldo Jimenez .100
  4. Jason Hammel .086
  5. Juan Nicasio .080

In terms of x-FIP:

  1. Chacin 3.25
  2. Nicasio 3.35
  3. Jimenez 3.86
  4. Cook 4.28
  5. Hammel 4.36

In terms of K/9:

  1. Chacin 7.95
  2. Jimenez 7.83
  3. Nicasio 7.53
  4. Cook 5.19
  5. Hammel 4.83

In all of our attention on Jimenez this season, we haven't really focused on what's been turning into a very lackluster campaign for Hammel. Prior to 2011, June had been Hammel's annual time to shine for the Rockies, going 8-0 in the month in 2009 and 2010, but in three starts so far this season he's 1-1 with the same 4.42 ERA that led him to a 0-4 May and a pretty ghastly 10/7 BB/K split.

Tomlin, meanwhile, for the season has been one of Cleveland's many pleasant surprises, and is a big part of why they reside in first in the AL Central. June has seen this particular carriage turning back into a pumpkin however, as Tomlin's aggressive strike throwing has led to a third (35 of 104) of the batters he's faced this month to get hits off him and a 7.72 ERA. Knowing that and that he's given up just four walks in his last nine starts (231 total batters faced) don't be surprised if the Rockies hack away tonight, but don't necessarily see it as a bad thing. Just pray that the BABIP dragons find favor on Colorado and we win this thing, and sweep the series.

Next Game

Colorado Rockies
@ Cleveland Indians

Wednesday, Jun 22, 2011, 5:05 PM MDT
Progressive Field

Jason Hammel vs Josh Tomlin

Mostly cloudy,rain. Winds blowing out to center field at 10-15 m.p.h. Game time temperature around 80.

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