Friday Rockpile: Jhoulys Chacin nearing return, upcoming road trip through LA, Arizona

Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports

It's time for some Friday links!

Rockies looking for road success in set against Dodgers - MLB.com

Thomas Harding previews the Rockies' upcoming series in LA.

Unbeaten right-hander Jordan Lyles providing big lift for the Rockies - Denver Post

Nick Groke writes about Jordan Lyles, who has been a Godsend for a team scrambling for pitching.

Chacin throws 80 pitches, feels fine in rehab start - MLB.com

His results weren't great, but Chacin evidently feels healthy, and could rejoin the rotation soon.

Rule 5 pick Kahnle's story one of perseverence - MLB.com

Thomas Harding writes a nice profile of Tommy Kahnle, who has been one of the nicest surprises this year in a bullpen that has occasionally struggled.

Some hitters to start worrying about - Fangraphs

It's early, but Tony Blengino looks at some hitters whose peripherals indicate there might be some serious cause for concern. Thankfully, no Rockies are on there. It's a good read if you want to get an idea of which indicators can become worrisome quickly.

Phillies top Dodgers as Carlos Ruiz doubles off Brian Wilson in the 9th - ESPN

Way to go Phils.

Padres' Chase Headley out for calf - ESPN

Bears watching.

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