Sep 12, 2014; St. Louis, MO, USA; Colorado Rockies starting pitcher Jorge De La Rosa (29) throws the ball against the St. Louis Cardinals during the fifth inning at Busch Stadium. The Cardinals won 5-1. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports
As reported earlier this week, Jorge De La Rosa did not pass all of the Rockies medical and will rehab again Tuesday in Albuquerque. The Rockies/Isotopes will not have Jon Gray piggy back off De La Rosa’s start but rather he will start Wednesday, one day later than scheduled. This will push John Lannan to Thursday.
De La Rosa had a bit of slow start in his 4 inning, 62 pitch start, last Thursday. De La Rosa had to work out of some tight innings after allowing four hits and three walks in the four innings but managed to pitch out of trouble and only allowed 1 run, striking out two He did rejoin the Rockies on Friday but after more tests and simulations were run, the team decided he was not ready and he will rejoin the Isotopes for a second rehab start Tuesday.
Jon Gray did not do well out of the bullpen allowing six runs, five earned on eight hits walking one and striking out four. He said how it was a difficult change from his normal plan. He talked about it in the audio at the end. Other than having an extra day between his relief appearance and his start, Gray will be able to maintain his normal patterns and be truly ready for his start
The Isotopes head out on an eight-day road trip following Lannan’s start so if the Rockies decide De La Rosa is not ready after the next start. he could possibly meet up with the team in Reno for a start or head to Arizona and extended spring training. The Topes return home, April 30th, but unless something is really wrong with De La Rosa, Tuesday’s start will be the last time De La Rosa pitches in Albuquerque.