From the Post:
After blowing his fourth save in eight opportunities Manny Corpas is out as the Rockies' closer, replaced today by Brian Fuentes. Corpas has struggled with the command of his slider. That, combined with diminished velocity in his pitches, led manager Clint Hurdle to make the change. "He's only been effective in a handful of appearances. He's blown three straight saves. It's apparent to me that it was time to shuffle the deck," Hurdle said.
Corpas has three blown saves in his last four appearances. During that stretch, he's pitched five innings, allowed seven hits, and six earned runs. He's walked three and struck out three. Fuentes has only been scored upon in one of his 12 appearances this season. Corpas has allowed at least one run in six of 11.
Video of the key moment in last night's blown save here.
The Post reports that the Rockies "bullpen situation is fluid," but Fuentes is clearly more than a temporary fix. He should be universally owned.
- Manny Corpas
- Brian Fuentes
- Clint Hurdle
- the Denver Post