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Friday Rockpile: Injury updates (which are mostly good news)

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News and notes from around the Rockies and MLB

Doug Pensinger

CarGo sidelined with finger injury - MLB.com

Carlos Gonzalez had to leave a game early yet again, this time from a finger contusion suffered in his first at bat (in which he later homered). It is not related to the finger injury he dealt with last year. It sounds like no big deal, but I'd be surprised if he were in the lineup tonight.

Nicasio does it all as Rockies take down Mets - MLB.com

Juan Nicasio's seven inning, shutout outing was exactly what the doctor ordered, because said doctor is busy with Cargo and Chatwood and Chacin and Anderson...

Catch 22? Arenado risks streak against Wheeler - MLB.com

Thomas Harding writes about Nolan Arenado's great year so far, including several defensive gems and Arenado's ongoing hitting streak. He also has notes about Tyler Chatwood's injury (not as bad as feared), Chacin's return (imminent), and Corey Dickerson.

Tyler Chatwood dodges a big Rockies injury; Carlos Gonzalez not worried about finger - Denver Post

Nick Groke with more on Chatwood's injury. They are diagnosing it as a "flexor strain with inflammation in his right pitching elbow," which is obviously much better than ligament damage. That's what we were all fearing when he walked off the mound in Arizona. They haven't discussed a time table for his return yet, but I imagine they will be cautious.

Red-hot Blackmon: Best of Rockies still to come - Denver Post

Charlie Blackmon, lead-off hitter extraordinaire, still thinks there's another gear the Rockies can tap into offensively. Considering the Rockies lead the league in virtually every offensive category, that's a bold claim. Follow the link for more classic Chuck Nazty quotes.

Rex Brothers seeking better execution - Denver Post

No, this has nothing to do with Oklahoma. Brothers has had a tendency to get blown up this season. He's hoping to turn that around.

The Worst of the Best: the week's wildest pitches - Fangraphs

Jeff Sullivan returns with his amusing series about truly awful, bad, no-good pitches. Click if you enjoy gifs of pitchers being horrible, and Sullivan's musings about the sport in general.