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Rockies Not Successful With Project 5,183
The Rockies have been pulling starters after 75 pitches and using a "piggyback" reliever as part of Project 5,183.
The plan is called Project 5,183 because that is the altitude at Coors Field.
The Rockies could become the first team in baseball history without a single pitcher logging at least 100 innings due to the unorthodox plan.
It was implemented in mid-June when the season was already a lost cause and things have only gotten worse.
"We wouldn't have ventured into this if we were in a pennant race," Jim Tracy said. "It's very safe to say we're not. We have nothing to lose. We are looking at young players. We're trying to figure out if this will work period, let alone in a pennant race."