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Rockies want pitchers to ignore home park
Francis is a homegrown pitcher, the Rockies' first-round Draft choice in 2002, and he doesn't buy the Coors Field crutch for pitchers who struggle.
"I don't know what goes on in other people's head," he said. "I have no qualms about pitching at Coors Field..."
"For the young guys who have come up in the organization, Coors Field isn't an issue," said Francis, who opted to return to the Rockies in May of last year and re-signed with them again in the offseason. "It is not an intimidation thing."
Other than 190 innings when he was caught by Charlie O'Brien, his lowest ERA with a catcher was ... Javy Lopez at 2.35 in 420 IP. :-)
“Coors Field is all about going six innings, and that was before they messed with the baseballs [in a humidor],” said Maddux. “Now it’s a better place to pitch.
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