Carlos Gonzalez will sit out the first of three against the Philadelphia Phillies tonight as a precaution, according to a quick chat with Troy Renck via Twitter:
Talked to Cargo and he said “i will be in there tomorrow. [They] just want me to rest it one more day”. Has soreness behind right knee…He doesn’t think it’s anything to worry about. And again plans on playing Wednesday.
EYj will again lead-off, playing center with Tyler Colvin moving to left. EYj got the start on Sunday and went 1-4 with a stolen base (his 7th of the season), while Colvin was 2-4 with a double in Sunday’s start. In the last six starts Colvin is hitting .435 (10-23) with 3 doubles, 4 HR’s, 7 RBI’s and 5 runs scored.
Josh Outman will be on the mound for tonight’s match up. Outman was originally selected by the Phillies in the 10th round of the 2005 First-Year Player Draft. Tonight will mark his second career start against the Phillies (6.0, 3 er, 2 bb, 4 so on 6/26 at PHI).
In a season full of upside-down horseshoes of bad luck, the Rockies will face Cole Hamels. Hamels is 9-3 with a 3.34 average this season.