July 27, 2008 9:42 AM
No name yet; July 27
In his morning session with the media today, Manager Clint Hurdle wasn't ready to announce his starter for Monday's game at Pittsburgh.
"When it's appropriate, I'll have that information," Hurdle said.
The Rockies go for a three-game sweep today, having already assured themselves of winning the three series they've played since the All-Star break. Today, they'll try to beat former teammate Josh Fogg, who will start for Cincinnati.
The impingement pitcher Greg Reynolds has in his right shoulder is not expected to sideline him for a lengthy period at Triple-A Colorado Springs. His inflammation is in the back of his shoulder, not the front as was the case last year when he was basically sidelined after mid-May and finally underwent shoulder surgery and what amounted to a clean-up procedure in August.
Reynolds pitched July 10 was supposed to start the first game after the major league All-Star break for the Sky Sox on July 18. But he instead started their fifth game, which was Tuesday, and allowed two hits and one run in five innings. But after experiencing discomfort in his shoulder, Reynolds was put on the disabled list, which is seven days in the minors, so he could recover from an injury that is not considered serious. Basically, the Rockies shut him down to prevent the injury from becoming more severe.
The Rockies will be trying to improve upon a 10-20 record in day games, which is tied with Baltimore for the worst record in the majors in such games.
CF Podsednik (L)
RF Hawpe (L)
3B Stewart (L)
CF Patterson (L)
RF Griffey (L)
LF Dunn (L)
1B Votto (L)