Newest Rockies pitcher Kyle Kendrick and the power of positive thinking:
“We obviously all know that Coors Field is a tough place to pitch,” Kendrick said Wednesday after signing a one-year, $5.5 million contract. “But I’m happy to be here and I’m not scared to pitch at Coors Field at all . . . I want to put up zeroes obviously, but if in that ballpark, with that offense, if you give up three or four runs in seven or eight innings, a lot of time you are going to win,” he said. “I think I can do that.”
Kendrick gave up 25 homers in 32 starts last year and doesn’t strike guys out at a particularly high rate. Keep this poor young man in your prayers.