The Colorado Rockies Should Not Be Starting Yohan Flande Or Gonzalez Germen
Apr 29, 2015; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Cubs relief pitcher G. Germen (71) delivers against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Wrigley Field. Mandatory Credit: Matt Marton-USA TODAY Sports
Gonzalez Germen’s case not to start is actually far more simple than Flande’s, and relies on far fewer numbers and splits. Here’s the only number you need to know about the former Mets and Cubs hurler: he’s started one big league game in his entire career, and that was two weeks ago against the Atlanta Braves when the Colorado Rockies made him their emergency starter with a pre-determined plan of only going three innings.
He did really well in those three innings, but Germen is not a guy the Colorado Rockies ought to throw into the fire and expect to go 5-6 innings every single outing, no matter how stretched out he may be, or how his arm may feel.
Germen might be the guy the Colorado Rockies throw out to the wolves one more time — like they did with Atlanta — as they hope to get through some kind of slop fest with a chance to win a game in one of the final innings. but he is absolutely not a legitimate starting option for the Colorado Rockies the rest of the way.
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