The Rockies have had a rough summer, and this includes injuries. David Dahl suffered an ankle injury, which led to Yonathan Daza getting called up from Albuquerque. Daza has stunned in Triple-A, hitting .300 or better in the Minor Leagues since 2014. He’s been giving that kind of performance this time around in the majors, seeming more comfortable than he has before. The Rockies don’t know how long David Dahl will be out of commission, but hopefully the Rockies have the depth to keep things moving until he heals.
A baseball player’s life is not an easy one. It may seem like they’ve hit the big time, but it’s a constant fight to maintain a spot on the team. Yonder Alonso is a good example of this, as he bounced around and had to work so hard to keep his position with the team. He was released by Chicago mid-season, and the Rockies took a chance on him, picking him up for a minor league deal. Alonso thrived in Albuquerque, eventually taking Mark Reynolds’s place as the backup for Daniel Murphy. He brings left-handed play to the table, and he hopes to find success with the Rockies.
On the Farm
The Isotopes got an impressive win over Round Rock Sunday, as the Express had a no-hitter going into the eighth inning. The come-from-behind victory came late with catcher Dom Nunez scoring two runs, Peter Mooney scoring as designated hitter, and Noel Cuevas, Sam Hilliard, and Elliot Soto each scoring a run.
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