Before their game on Wednesday night with the San Francisco Giants, the Colorado Rockies announced a few roster moves, all of which were concerning the bullpen.
The Colorado Rockies announced that they activated left-handed reliever Mike Dunn (rhomboid strain) and right-handed reliever Scott Oberg (back strain) from the 10-day disabled list. In corresponding moves, the Rockies optioned right-handed reliever Jeff Hoffman and right-handed reliever Brooks Pounders back to Triple-A Albuquerque.
Oberg has been one of the Rockies more consistent relievers in 2018 as he has a 4.08 ERA in 16 appearances with a 118 ERA+ and 3.16 FIP. He has walked about 3 batters per nine innings and just under 7 strikeouts per nine innings. He has also not allowed a single home run this season, which has been the Achilles heal of the Rockies bullpen this season (among other things).
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Dunn has been the exact opposite of Oberg in 2018 as he has been one of the most inconsistent relievers in the Rockies bullpen. In 23 appearances, Dunn has an ERA of 9.00, a FIP of 5.60. His problems have been walks and hits this season as he is allowing an alarming 11.3 hits per nine innings and an even more staggering 9.6 walks per nine innings. As a result, his WHIP is 2.313.
Hoffman has not looked good in his five appearances, as he 10.13 ERA. His walk rate was also very high (10.1 per nine innings) and his hits allowed was very high (11.8), so it’s obvious why he was sent back to Albuquerque.
In 14 games, Pounders has an ERA of 7.63. His walk rate has been very good (1.2 per nine innings) as well as his strikeout (10.0) but his hits allowed rate has been extremely high (14.7) and his home run rate per nine innings is high (1.8).
The reason why his numbers are that high are his month of June, as in six appearances in June, his ERA is 14.40 with an opponent slash line of .423/.464/.923. Prior to June, his ERA was 4.35.
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