After an impressive job done by the Rox bullpen yesterday, Colorado seeks a rare series win at AT&T Park today. Tyler Chatwood will be making his first start of the season after being activated off the DL list today. The corresponding move has not yet been decided. Early reports say that Brett Anderson’s left index ballooned up overnight and he will be getting x-ray and possible MRI tomorrow. If Anderson has a fractured finger, it might be the first time in MLB history that a batter fractured his finger hitting the ball above the label of the bat.
Update: It is Charlie Culberson that was optioned. Another move is possible before Anderson’s next start unless his finger recovers in a hurry. This allows the Rockies to keep a squad of eight firemen for the time being. If Anderson goes on DL later this week, might Jhoulys Chacin come back a little sooner or will it be Kerosene for a couple of starts so the bullpen can conduct fire fighting drills?
The longest losing streak this year has been two accomplished once in the first two games of the season. The longest win streak is also two which was accomplished just once (2 vs. Arizona). The Rockies hope to end the yo-yo pattern and start an upward trend.
Rockies vs Giants
Sunday 4/13, 2:05 PM MT at AT&T Park
Radio: COL: KOA 850 SF: KNBR 680, KTRB 860
TV: COL: ROOT SPORTS SF: CSN-BA