Hampton taught Friedrich to believe he has the upper hand on the hitter and be aggressive -- advice that helped Friedrich pitch inside with greater effectiveness.Moyer, a disciple of the late sports psychologist Harvey Dorfman, taught Friedrich to correct himself positively. "Once he got over that initial kind of awe, the conversations that we did have were very positive," Moyer said. "He was very willing to share some of his experiences, good and bad." Friedrich said he stopped focusing on results, in favor of learning. The two ended up going hand-in-hand at Colorado Springs. "I'm always trying to learn, but even more now," Friedrich said. "Everything happens for a reason. If every mistake that happens and you learn from it, then a positive outlook comes from it. Instead of freaking out about giving up runs, figure out why you gave up the runs so you don't do it again.
"What kind of game plan? They were swinging early because they don't' want to get to your curveball. So how about making a quality fastball? You don't have to throw off-speed, just make quality pitches. It's a different mindset."
To clear a roster spot for Friedrich, the Rockies sent right-handed reliever Adam Ottavino to Colorado Springs. Ottavino threw 2 2/3 perfect innings in two games during his callup.