The Rox had their first hiccup of the season after a drubbing by the Cubs. Today marks the first test of the young season to bounce back from a bad game. It is a rubber game as Colorado attempts to start the season series record at 2-0.
Jon Axford has been placed on family leave as his son is transferring to another hospital (presumably here in Denver area). It is minimum three days and maximum seven days he will be absent. Scott Oberg has been called up and I’m still waiting to hear what the 40-man roster transaction will be. Let’s see if somebody on Agbayani’s long list of DFA candidates will take a hit. The only other possibility I can think of is JDLR moving to 60-day DL which is highly doubtful. JDLR will make his scheduled start on Tuesday in Abuqueque to build up a little more arm strength. It has already been announced that Christian Bergman will start Tuesday in San Francisco.
The starting nine suspiciously looks like a Sunday lineup. We can only hope it’s not bad omen. Tulo and Nick Hundley are taking their day off today. In their place will be that billionaire shortstop, Daniel Descalso and Fort McKenry. Relax Tulo lovers and haters, it is just a scheduled day off according to Walt Weiss.
UPDATES: It was Charlie Culberson who was moved to the 60-day DL to make room for Oberg. Axford’s son did take a turn for the worse and he is still presumably transferring to another hospital. Prayers to the Axford family.