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.