The Colorado Rockies announced Friday that they have selected the contract of infielder Ryan McMahon from Triple-A Albuquerque and have optioned outfielder Raimel Tapia to Triple-A.
The Rockies currently have four starting pitchers, and the fifth could very well be Chad Bettis, who’s looking to complete a comeback from testicular cancer.
The Rockies have a new catcher, and after a few impressive outings by rookie starters — and Wednesday’s tying double in an eventual 3-2, 12-inning victory at Cleveland — fans don’t want Jonathan Lucroy to leave.
The Rockies and Marlins are set to face off for the first time this season, beginning with Friday night’s tilt at Marlins Park. The series opener will feature a pair of right-handers, as Colorado’s Jon Gray will pitch opposite Miami’s Jose Urena.
Pitching in relief feels odd for Rockies right-hander Tyler Chatwood. But the high-fives certainly felt good.
The Indians do not see Charlie Blackmon often, but they have probably seen enough. On Wednesday afternoon, the Rockies’ dynamic leadoff man delivered a game-deciding home run, helping Colorado to a 3-2 win over the Tribe in 12 innings at Progressive Field.
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Right-hander Chad Bettis could be a candidate to return to the Rockies’ rotation and complete a long comeback from testicular cancer.
Rockies first baseman Mark Reynolds was not in the lineup for Wednesday’s game against the Indians because of a left hand injury that occurred the previous night, but he entered in the bottom of the seventh for defensive purposes.
A pair of right-handers will face off in the finale between the Indians and the Rockies on Wednesday afternoon, as Cleveland’s Trevor Bauer and Colorado’s Antonio Senzatela will take the mound at Progressive Field.
Rockies right-hander German Marquez is beginning to make a name for himself. On Tuesday night in Cleveland, the rookie held the Indians scoreless on two hits in six-plus innings — and he stayed right with Indians two-time All-Star and 2014 American League Cy Young Award winner Corey Kluber.
Corey Kluber went the distance on Tuesday night, buying the Indians’ offense the maximum amount of time possible to piece together a rally. The ace’s work paid off in the ninth inning, when Yan Gomes stepped up with a three-run, walk-off home run to propel Cleveland to a 4-1 victory over the Rockies.