Saturday Rockpile: Pomeranz Expected to be Back with the Rockies Tomorrow

Apr 21, 2012; Milwaukee, WI, USA; Colorado Rockies pitcher Drew Pomeranz (13) and catcher Wilin Rosario (20) confer on the mound during the game against the Milwaukee Brewers in the fifth inning at Miller Park. Mandatory Credit: Benny Sieu-US PRESSWIRE

Colorado Rockies likely to promote pitcher Drew Pomeranz this weekend - The Denver Post
After the demotions of Alex White and his replacement Edwar Cabrera, the Rockies were left with an empty slot in the rotation. Rather than using the recently-promoted Tyler Chatwood to fill that spot, they decided to use him in the piggyback role along with Jeremy Guthrie and Guillermo Moscoso. So, with that, it appears that Drew Pomeranz will fill the void in the rotation, as he's expected to be called up to start tomorrow's game.

I'm going to venture onto a limb and say that Pomeranz will now be in the big leagues to stay. While he's still trying to find enough consistency to get through the fifth and sixth innings of his Triple-A starts, Pomeranz has still been quite effective, and looking more and more like the guy we thought we were getting upon acquiring him from the Indians. He's 4-4 with a 2.51 ERA in nine starts with Colorado Springs, with good groundball (1.56 GO/AO ratio) and strikeout (46 K in 46.2 IP) numbers. The one good thing about the Rockies' current rotation situation is that he'll be encouraged (and required, if he wants to get W's) to throw strikes. He has had a problem with that this season, particularly as he gets later into games. It should be an exciting day tomorrow, either way.

At the bottom of that Patrick Saunders piece, there are injury updates on Jhoulys Chacin (who is nearing a rehab assignment) and Juan Nicasio (whose condition on the mound while fielding balls hit in his direction is understandably being examined carefully).

the506.com - MLB on FOX: June 30, 2012
All of Alaska, Hawaii, San Diego, and the Rocky Mountain region are being force to watch tonight's Rockies/Padres game as part of the FOX Baseball Night in America package. Kansas City/Minnesota could be worse, but not by much. Either way, roughly half of the country is stuck with one of those two games. Ouch. At least we get to watch our Rockies, though, right?!

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