It's difficult to look back on the 2012 baseball season without taking notice of the excellent pitching performances that took place throughout the league. An incredible seven no-hitters were thrown, including perfect games from Felix Hernandez, Matt Cain and Phil Humber. R.A. Dickey submitted a surprisingly stellar campaign to join Clayton Kershaw, Justin Verlander and David Price among the game's elite starters, while the dominance of Aroldis Chapman, Craig Kimbrel and Fernando Rodney in the ninth inning added some unforeseen stability to the usually volatile closer ranks. While the "Year of the Pitcher" label has been carelessly thrown around in recent seasons as offensive numbers have declined, it truly seemed 2012 had a legitimate claim to that title.
And then there were the Rockies, who were there to dash any hope of that narrative being authored. By almost any statistical measure, the Rockies pitching staff was the worst in baseball last season and bears much of the b
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