Manuel Corpas' MRI yesterday before the game revealed that he has bone chips in his right elbow, which will likely prompt a stint on the 15-day disabled list. The move is not official yet, but if (rather, when) Manny hits the shelf, Juan Rincon seems like the best possible option. He has a 1.84 ERA at Colorado Springs, and has actually had a solid major league career, posting a 3.84 ERA in over 400 appearances with the Twins and Tigers. However, his last good season was 2006 with the Twins, when he went 3-1 with a 2.91 ERA while striking out 65 in 74.1 IP. It looks like we'll get a chance to see if he can find some of that success pitching in the NL.
Good piece here by ESPN.com's Buster Olney, who examines the excessive use of the Dodgers' bullpen so far this season. He also goes on to mention Huston Street and Joel Peralta's strong performances this season, then shows that Street is projected to surpass his career high in appearances - he's predicted to pitch in 75 games and his previous high is 69.
Eric Young Jr.'s 42 stolen bases are already a Sky Sox record as an affiliate of the Rockies, but he's also on pace to completely annihilate the all-time franchise record of 51 set by Wayne Kirby in 1992, when the Springs were still an Indians' farm club. Matt Murton's 27-game hitting streak is one game shy of Trenidad Hubbard's all-time record of 28 games, set in Colorado Springs' PCL Championship season of 1995. Murton also set a Sky Sox record for RBIs in a road game, with seven last night at Fresno.