The Rockies got swept by the Dodgers in a major way, with Sunday’s loss a dreadful 12-6. While it is early days still, the injuries are really starting to devastate the team. With Daniel Murphy and Ryan McMahon on the IL, and then David Dahl leaving Sunday’s game early, and Trevor Story getting hit by a nasty pitch, the Rockies could be in some trouble. They’re quickly losing a lot of hitting power, and they don’t quite have the depth to make up for it. Starting pitching remains a bit of an issue, with the exceptions of Kyle Freeland and German Marquez. Chad Bettis, Jon Gray, and Tyler Anderson just not quite getting the job done. Finally, the Rockies are starting to realize how much they miss Carlos Gonzalez, who had plenty of experience in the tough Coors Field right field. Ian Desmond is doing pretty well in center, but Charlie Blackmon has yet to adjust to his new position, and neither outfielder is doing well offensively. Yes, it is early, but these are things that might warrant at least a little bit of panic.
The Rockies long list of injured players got a little bit longer tonight, with David Dahl suffering some oblique pain during a strikeout. Dahl has been a consistent hitter, but he’s also been consistently injured during his time with the Rockies. If Dahl misses time due to this injury, that could spell more disasters for the Rockies’ offense.
With Tyler Anderson out with a knee injury, the Rockies have to fill some space in the lineup. They’ve recalled Yency Almonte, who saw some time in Sunday’s game. Another potential player they could call up is Jeff Hoffman, a righty who had a very up and down kind of spring. Peter Lambert is also a possibility, and he had a very promising spring but has yet to see any time in the Major Leagues.