Last season Bill Geivett and others in the Colorado Rockies front office insisted that it was injuries and not a lack of talent that cost their team a chance to contend in 2012. It was easy to roll one’s eyes at this assertion, but the results in 2013 have supported their theory to this point. As injuries have stacked up of late, the Rockies find themselves in a miserable stretch (7-17 in their last 24 games).
Fowler. Image: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports
Both players are targeting Thursday’s series against the Los Angeles Dodgers as a return date, with Fowler the more likely of the two to be ready by then.
That four game series against the Yasiel Puig-fueled Dodgers looms large going into the All-Star break. If the Rockies get two of their best players back for those games, then all the better.