Losing one game in 162 isn’t that big of a deal. Losing one pitcher in five, that’s a whole different story. Especially when said pitcher has been the best on the staff since his mid-season call-up.
Tyler Chatwood felt some “startling” pain in his right triceps during the Rockies 3-0 shutout at the hands of the Reds. He lasted only four innings and left with only one run on the board and 4 K’s. Sadly he was saddled with the loss because the team went colder than a Colorado April.
The only hits came from Cargo (2), Cuddy and Helton. One of CarGo’s hits came via a 2 out bunt, masterfully put down the third base side in the first. It was wasted by Tulo, who ground into an out with the next at bat.
Monday night did see the return of Manny Corpas, who hasn’t pitched for the Rockies since being released in 2010. Corpas was a bit shaky in his 1/3 of an inning, giving up a hit and a walk, but thankfully exiting with no damage done.