Saturday Rockpile: Who takes Cook's rotation spot?, Matzek headed to Casper, more

Cook leaves with shoulder injury against Giants : All Things Rockies Colorado
Aaron Cook just hasn't been the same since aggravating his toe injury in Philadelphia, and now he has a bum shoulder to go with it. As Troy Renck mentioned, Cook's velocity was way down and the plus control he usually shows hasn't been there. He's likely headed to the DL...who do you think should be his replacement? Vote in the poll below.

Betancourt willing to pitch through pain | ColoradoRockies.com: News
Speaking of hurt pitchers, Rafael Betancourt apparently has been dealing with a lingering groin injury, but it is not serious enough for him to miss any time. It's probably a good thing that he has been used sparingly as of late (as the article also mentions) so that he's fresh for the stretch run.

Rockies' top pick pays visit to Colorado | ColoradoRockies.com: News
Tyler Matzek is motivated to make his way back to Coors Field after visiting yesterday. His road starts today, as he'll report to Casper (also reported HERE) and may have a short stint in Tri-City as well before heading to Tuscon in the fall. How about Casper's soon-to-be 1-2 punch of Matzek and Chris Balcom-Miller? Goodnight, opposition.

Borrowed bats key to Barmes' power surge - The Denver Post
Clint Barmes partially has Todd Helton to thank for his recent power surge; he's hit 16 of his 20 homers with the Toddfather's bats.

Jorge De La Rosa vs. Joe Martinez tonight. The Rockies really need to cut down on the K's - 78 in their last 7 games - and JDLR needs to be at the top of his game. He should be able to rack up some K's of his own.

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