While there’s still time to salvage the series against the Reds, the bigger questions is the status of Tyler Chatwood. Chatwood came out after four innings in last nights loss and is flying back to Denver today for a precautionary MRI. His tricepts injury could land him on the DL, meaning a big piece of the Rockies pitching puzzle will be missing. Jeff Francis is on his way back via the rehab start on Monday. He was ineffective after lasting only four innings while giving up three earned on six hits. He did strike out five and nobody got a free pass, but he gave up a two-run HR and took the loss. Francis is the frontrunner to replace Chatwood, if he goes on the DL, since Oswalt has a couple more AA starts to make and Pomeranz is in a bit of a slump. That speculation courtesy of a Renck Tweet.
Today’s lineup looks like musical chairs. Arenado is getting a day off and DJ LeMahieu is moving over from 2nd to third while Johnny Sparkplug is sliding into second. Yorvit will be behind the dish to catch Nicasio.
The first round of results from the NL All Star Voting were released today and Tulo is first in votes at short stop. Tulo has 1,025,844 compared to Crawford’s 668,140. CarGo is sitting 10th among outfielders with 482,719 votes.
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