Monday, July 4, 2011

Rock Solid Recrap: When it rains, it pours

Literally and figuratively.

The Rockies need the All-Star break to start yesterday. Geez. First we heard word of Jhoulys Chacin's forearm tightness. Thankfully that has cleared up, making him available to start tomorrow night. But that still threw quite a wrench into the Rockies plans, forcing a wave of roster moves over the last four days.

Then the Carlos Gonzalez injury yesterday. Now Troy Tulowitzki leaves tonight with the quad tightness. I'm sure he'll be day-to-day, but we're talking about an injury he hasn't been able to completely shake for three years now. It's always lurking, waiting to slow him down at a bad time. That's kinda scary.

What else is scary? Jim Tracy's lineup card tomorrow. I assume we'll see Seth Smith make his first appearance hitting clean up. Unless I missed him hitting clean up before. Can't recall it. But it's not going to very pretty. At all.

Braves 4, Rockies 1 (boxscore)

Ubaldo Jimenez: Made two big mistakes -- the two-run homer to Freddie Freeman and the RBI double by Jason Heyward, which possibly would have been run down by Gonzalez, or caused him to bruise his other wrist.

Lineup Card: 7-4-11 Rockies @ Braves

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Colorado Rockies (41-43)
  1. LF Charlie Blackmon
  2. 2B Mark Ellis
  3. 1B Todd Helton
  4. SS Troy Tulowitzki
  5. RF Seth Smith
  6. 3B Ty Wigginton
  7. CF Ryan Spilborghs
  8. C   Chris Iannetta
  9. P   Ubaldo Jimenez
Cole Garner has been recalled to play the reserve outfielder role while Carlos Gonzalez recovers from his wrist contusion. Clayton Mortensen was optioned to make room.