The Rockies had a rough weekend, but things might be looking up as Trevor Story could come back soon. The initial fear was that he might be out upwards of several weeks with a thumb injury, but his June 29th eligibility seems realistic for his return. This would mean he’d be back for the second half of the home series against the Dodgers as well as the final games before the All-Star break. Story’s currently working on staying fresh and getting over a bone bruise. Brendan Rodgers and Pat Valaika have been filling in at shortstop, and the Rockies haven’t gotten much offense out of either. Story and his bat would be welcomed back in a heartbeat.
Chi Chi González will make his debut with the Rockies in Tuesday’s game. Formerly a pitcher with the Rangers, González was sidelined by a ligament injury that necessitated Tommy John surgery. He says he feels motivated and hopeful for what he can contribute to the Rockies. His statistics haven’t been the greatest, but luckily Bud Black isn’t always one for numbers, looking instead to how he looks as well as his veteran composure. Gonzalez is a sound choice as Jeff Hoffman gets sent down to Triple-A and Kyle Freeland is still working out the kinks there as well. Hopefully he can find success and bring some much needed stability to the Rockies pitching rotation.
On the Farm
Yonathan Daza continues to have real success in Albuquerque, scoring two runs on three hits in Monday’s game. The left fielder is averaging .377 in his 257 at-bats this season, with 31 RBIs to boot. Catcher Dom Nuñez also contributed to the teams 10 runs, scoring four himself on three hits. Roberto Ramos was the man getting people home, gathering four RBIs to help get the Isotopes the win.