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Weiss: Rockies pitchers deserve more credit

Weiss: Rockies pitchers deserve more credit

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Weiss: Rockies pitchers deserve more credit

SAN FRANCISCO -- Rockies left-hander Jorge De La Rosa entered Tuesday night's start against the Giants with a shot at 20 wins should he win each remaining start, and he is 10-1 with a 2.76 ERA at Coors Field. Righty Jhoulys Chacin, after his strong seven innings against the Giants on Monday night, has a 2.10 road ERA.

Yet neither is mentioned among the National League's top pitchers.

Manager Walt Weiss said Tuesday that their lack of regard isn't fair, especially given the fact that positive offensive numbers Rockies players post are often discounted because of the way Coors Field plays.

"Guys have been penalized, offensive players have, in our park since the franchise has been in existence, but you don't see it the other way around," Weiss said. "Guys don't get credit for having to pitch there. It is somewhat hypocritical.

"The year De La Rosa has put together, the year Chacin has put together should grab a lot of people's attention, pitching in our park. At the same time, I think the offensive thing is overblown."

Thomas Harding is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, Hardball in the Rockies, and follow him on Twitter @harding_at_mlb. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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