Remember the good times
The Rockies recalled right-hander Matt Belisle to replace lefty reliever Alan Embree, who suffeed a broken right tibia when hit by a line drive from the Braves’ Martin Prado on Friday night.
This is the second go-round for Belisle, 29, who went 1-1 with an 8.31 ERA in 14 games the first time up. His numbers were much better in the Springs, 1-1 wth a 3.86 ERA in 14 games, including four starts. The four starts in the beginning, and Sky Sox pitching coach Chuck Kniffin’s advice to “get out of your own way,” helped.
While working on pounding the strike zone and generally finding his aggressiveness, it dawned on Belisle that everything in the Majors wasn’t bad.
“I had advice from Greg Maddux one day, actually,” Belisle said. “Greg said, ‘Everybody wants to figure out why things are going bad. But really take note when you’re going well what you’re doing right, and stay on that even keel. I thought about that when I was down there.
“I looked back on past experiences at what I did well and tried to repeat it.”