Dexter Fowler rolled his ankle in the first inning last night…in the dugout. He caught his cleat on the steps which caused a “slight roll” in his ankle, so that is why he isn’t starting tonight. Herrera, on the other hand, has been placed on the 15-day DL with a right hamstring strain. DJ LeMahieu has been recalled and will be available tonight.
The team faces Zambrano with Alex White (0-3, 5.09) on the mound.
Today seems like the “Dick Monfort Tour” as he visited the MLB Fan Cave today in NY and he will be on the Rockies Root Sports pregame show at 4:30.
For those hoping he will make some sort of announcement about that firings are on the horizon, shouldn’t hold their breath. Patrick Saunders posted an article last night that quoted Monfort as saying:
I have had people get in my face and say, ‘You’ve got to do this and do that.’ And believe me, I understand the fans’ frustration…I know everybody wants a fall guy and everybody wants blood. I just don’t think it’s appropriate to do…If this is anybody’s fault, it’s mine. I will take it right square between the middle of the eyes…He’s a tremendous asset…I can’t think of a general manager in baseball that’s as good as him. Granted, I don’t know all of them. I do get a chance every once in a while to speak with them, but I just think (O’Dowd) is head and shoulders above…[Jim Tracy] hasn’t lost the team. That answers part of the question…I think Jim is grinding it just like anybody else…He wears every loss. We had a long talk about that, and I said, ‘You just have to shower up and go on.
There are more observations and quotes in the article, which is a good read for anyone looking for answers on how this team is being run by the owner.
One observations made, but not fleshed out in the article, would be that the team is 40 games under .500 wince late 2010. Coincidentally that is just after Keli McGregor died suddenly in April of 2010. Perhaps McGregor’s impact on this team, known to be great among owner, management and fans alike, has yet to be filled by anyone competent.
CF Eric Young, Jr.
2B Marco Scutaro
LF Carlos Gonzalez
SS Troy Tulowitzki
1B Jason Giambi
RF Michael Cuddyer
3B Jordan Pacheco
C Ramon Hernandez
P Alex White (5.09 ERA)