Seunghwan Oh has been put on the 10-day IL with an abdominal strain. He’s been struggling this year, giving up 19 runs in 18.1 innings pitched. This was somewhat disappointing after his success last year after being brought in to help boost Rockies relievers. This is likely his final showing in the United States, as his contract is up and he’s stated he’d like to finish his career in South Korea. Phillip Diehl was called up from Triple-A to take his place. Diehl’s had a 2.30 ERA in 23 appearances between Double- and Triple-A. The Rockies also announced that Tyler Anderson will undergo surgery on his knee.
There’s not many Rockies fans who like when the Cubs come to Denver. Having Cubs fans at Coors Field is a rough time, as they tragically tend to outnumber Rockies fans. Doug Ottewill provides an insight into tough to define thing it is that we don’t like about Cubs fans.
In the offseason, the Rockies’ starting rotation was touted to be one of the saving graces for the 2019 season. However, they’ve currently got the worst starter’s ERA in the whole MLB. Just about every starter has struggled, with German Marquez being the most reliable but still having some rough games. If the Rockies wanted to test out the market, there could be some pitchers who could help out. Marcus Stroman and Matthew Boyd are two possibilities from the AL Stroman’s been a bit streaky, but he has potential. Boyd had shown steady improvement as time goes by. From the NL (excluding the West, as the Rockies are unlikely to get someone from within the division) are Tanner Roark and Sonny Gray. If the Rockies want to make it to another postseason they’ll likely to seek someone for the starting rotation. Who knows if the Rockies will actually make any kind of move.
Ian Desmond showed us in Monday’s game that he can still hit the long ball. He hit a home run 486 feet, the longest in the MLB this season.
Monday’s game held another Nolan being Nolan moment, as Nolan Arenado had a swift and impressive glove flip to Ryan McMahon at second. Props also to the catch by McMahon, who helped get the out on Carlos Gonzalez, who was welcomed back to Coors Field with a standing ovation.
On the Farm
It was a tough day for the Isotopes, who were only able to put up four runs to Iowa’s 13. Two of their runs were batted in by pitcher Tim Melville, but he also gave up five runs on seven hits on the other side of things.