Both the Rockies and the Diamondbacks have a magic number of six. The Diamondbacks number refers to the Wild Card elimination. The Rockies? How many games they need to lose to break triple-digits.
While DP writer Patric Saunders speculates on 10 key questions about what changes might happen should the team lose 100 (quick summary: nobody knows), the other article in the Post catalogs the injury updates the team is dealing with. Here are some of the highlights:
CARGO: Underwent MRI for hamstring…could be out rest of season.
FOWLER: Out for a few days with sore wrist.
TULO: Still on track to play next week.
GIAMBI: Viral setback and can’t even pinch hit because of stomach pain.
ROSARIO: Tonight off because of long game yesterday.
CUDDYER: Hit on field and hopes return before end of season.
EYj: Not healed enough to play before season is over.
Tonight’s lineup will feature Jordan Pacheco behind the dish in place of the exhausted Rosario (must be all that hitting!), and Matt McBride taking over first base duties.
Tyler Chatwood will beautify the bump in his 11th start of the season. Chatwood is 3-2 with a 4.82 ERA (28.0 ip, 15 er) in his 10 career games/6 starts against the NL.
IN GAME CHAT
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