Rockies' bullpen getting it done

Rockies' bullpen getting it done

DENVER -- Whenever a starting pitcher leaves the game lately, the Rockies have been experiencing a real comfort in the relievers coming in to replace them.

Joe Beimel, Matt Belisle and Matt Daley have been terrific in middle-relief situations, allowing just one hit in their last 7 2/3 combined innings.

"We've got it in flow, and we don't need to put too much pressure on any one guy because we can all handle the load," Daley said.

Since he was recalled from Triple-A Colorado Springs on Thursday, Daley (0-1, 3.63) has appeared in each of the Rockies' three games and allowed just one hit while striking out a batter.

"That's the way I want to be used," he said. "I want to be an everyday guy. It's kind of what I pride myself on -- to be available every single day."

Beimel (1-0, 0.48) has been on a remarkable streak of 17 2/3 innings without allowing a run, the longest active streak in the National League. He recorded four outs in the first two games of the Rockies' series with the Dodgers with just five pitches and is tops among all big league relievers with an average of 12.1 pitches per inning.

Belisle (1-1, 2.23) also has four strikeouts in four innings dating back to Tuesday.

"It's a pickup from where he left off in the later part of last season," Rockies manager Jim Tracy said. "It's the same Matt Belisle that finished the deal in 2009."