The Colorado Rockies got a piece of their rotation back last night, as Jorge De La Rosa was activated from the disabled list after battling with a groin strain.
De La Rosa got the start last night for the Rockies and was roughed up in his return to the majors, giving up seven runs in only two innings pitched. De La Rosa has been a consistent and reliable starter, making 30 starts in each of the past two seasons; winning 16 games in 2013 and 14 games in 2014. The 34-year-old is entering his eighth season with the Rockies and agreed to a 2-year extension just last season.
Purple Row describes the appearance as an absolute horror show:
In Colorado's last 953 games dating back to May of 2009, the Rockies have had only three Game Scores lower than the one turned in by De La Rosa tonight - And that speaks volumes considering what we've seen on the mound in recent seasons. 2012 for instance did not see a single Game Score from a Rockies starter worse than what we saw tonight.
But that only begins to shed light on how stunningly dreadful this outing was for De La Rosa. This is a man who seemingly tamed the beast in recent seasons. The magician with the secret formula to escape the cauldron where most pitchers go to die. Jorge De La Rosa is quite literally the last guy I would expect to turn in this kind of an outing.
NL West news & notes 4/21:
- The Rockies made another roster move, placing John Axford on the restricted list while Axford attends to a family emergency that has kept him away from the team for the past week.
Colorado Rockies OF Corey Dickerson sidelined with foot injury - Purple Row
"Colorado Rockies outfielder Corey Dickerson was removed from the team's 14-3 drubbing at the hands of the San Diego Padres on Monday with a foot injury later revealed as plantar fasciitis. Though the case is 'mild,' as Rockies manager Walt Weiss told the media after the game, plantar fasciitis can be rather debilitating and will almost certainly require Dickerson to miss a not-insignificant number of games."
- The Arizona Diamondbacks signed OF Trayvon Robinson to a minor league contract, as announced by Robinson's former club, the Long Island Ducks. Robinson saw time in the big leagues with the Seattle Mariners in 2011 and 2012, hit five home runs with 26 RBIs over the course of 90 games.
Diamondbacks expected to make roster move, call up Dorn from Reno - arizonasports.com
"It is not known yet what corresponding moves will be involved regarding the current D-backs roster. Dorn, 30, is a corner outfielder who is batting .474 with the Reno Aces, with two homers and eight RBI."
- Hyun-Jin Ryu continues his throwing program, but there is no timetable for his return, says Eric Stephen of True Blue LA.
- The Giants are off to a bad start, but Grant Brisbee says that 14 games isn't enough to throw in the towel.
- The Dodgers and Padres are two of MLB's very best teams (as you can see in the standings below), and we profiled the big moves that got them there earlier today.
NL West Standings 4/21