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Power right-handers Jairo Diaz and Carlos Estevez provide hope for Rockies bullpen


The Rockies’ bullpen has been a disaster area this season, causing fans to avert their eyes when manager Bud Black taps his arm and calls for the next reliever.

Erstwhile closer Wade Davis? He’s 1-6, 7.87 ERA and problematic mechanics. Setup man Bryan Shaw? After a 1.23 ERA in his first 18 outings, he has posted a 7.42 ERA over his last 49 games. Jake McGee? A reasonable 4.28 ERA, but he has allowed 14 of 23 inherited runners to score, a 60.9 percent rate that is the highest in the majors.

There is, however, hope on the horizon.