The Rockies felt generous yesterday, releasing updates on all of the Rockies’ injured players. There was some good news as David Dahl may finally be taking batting practice today along with Trevor Story. Tom Murphy is still progressing slowly and won't be taking batting practice but is throwing the ball. Jon Gray's foot continues to mend while they slowly reduce the amount of time he has to spend in the walking boot.
The best news though was that Chad Bettis finished his last round of chemotherapy. Now everyone wait for the tests that will hopefully declare him cancer free so he can begin his journey back to the Rockies starting rotation.
Speaking of Chad Bettis, he makes an appearance in this nice piece breaking down the best two-seamers from 2016. According to FanGraphs’ formula, Bettis had the best two-seamer among all qualified NL pitchers and second only to J.A. Happ in the entire league.
Tony Wolters wasn't included in the injury updates from yesterday because the Rockies activated him from the DL. Having recovered from his concussion, Wolters appeared back to his normal self recording a double last night. There was the mental gaffe that prolonged last night's game, but it was good to see the Rockies take a step towards getting healthy.
Spoiler: the verdict is yes. Deadspin took a solid look at the Rockies and their possible warts that could spell doom. However, they felt the positives outweighed the negatives and declared the Rockies legit.
Brendan Rodgers makes an appearance after catching Jared Wyllys’ eye. That not to surprising considering the season that he’s put together so far. Rodgers may have finally cooled off though as he went 0-5 with 4 strikeouts last night. For more information on Rodgers and the rest of the farm system, be sure to read today’s Pebble Report that will come out later today.