Colorado Rockies Rundown: Everybody’s Done For The Year!
Aug 9, 2015; Washington, DC, USA; Colorado Rockies relief pitcher Y. Flande (58) pitches against the Washington Nationals during the 2nd inning at Nationals Park. Mandatory Credit: Rafael Suanes-USA TODAY Sports
Yohan Flande is done for the year
Also in that Brandon Barnes story on the last slide, we’ve got news that Yohan Flande may not pitch again for the Rockies this year. After getting hit with a comebacker last week against San Diego, Flande missed his most recent start (which would’ve been Friday night against the Dodgers), and is now trying to recover to return to the rotation or bullpen.
Weiss said that it was still up in the air whether Flande would appear in the last six games, so I suppose we shall see.
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If the season is over for Flande, he will finish with a 4.88 ERA (18 games/10 starts) covering 66.1 innings, striking out 42 while allowing 25 walks and winning three games while losing three more.
For a long reliever who was thrust into the rotation, Flande was halfway decent for most of the year until fading near the very end of the season. Next year, should he find a spot on the team, it should most certainly be in the bullpen as the Rockies’ long man: he throws strikes and has shown the flexibility to go multiple innings, and would work well saving starters who blow up early in games.
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