Future Colorado Rockies: Albuquerque Isotopes August 11 Update
By Bobby DeMuro
May 23, 2015; Denver, CO, USA; General view of an American Flag at Coors Field during a rain delay before the game between the San Francisco Giants and the Colorado Rockies. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports
One to watch (Brooks Brown): Brown is down in Albuquerque on a rehab assignment, and he has been for about ten days, recovering from a shoulder in jury that’s knocked him out for some time from the Rockies’ bullpen.
In his five games in ABQ on this rehab assignment, he’s allowed two runs in five innings, with four strikeouts against just four hits and two walks, so I’d have to believe he will quickly be back in Denver.
Especially considering the, um, struggling Rockies bullpen and yeah — Brown is going to be back in Denver very soon, assuming his arm is in good shape. At the very least, expect him back in September to help give some other members of the bullpen a little bit more relief during the stretch run.
Quick hits: The Isotopes are 51-65, 14 games out of first place in the PCL’s Pacific Southern Division … Not for nothing, they’ve got the third worst record in the PCL, because of course, right? … The Topes have been fairly even in their splits, though; fairly disappointing at home (28-32) and not terrible on the road all things considered (23-33) … Rex Brothers is having a strange year. He’s walked seven in his last 9.2 innings, but only allowed one run and has struck out 16 hitters. On the season, he’s now walked 33 in 34.2 innings, and yet only allowed 24 hits, a 4.15 ERA, and has recorded 52 strikeouts (!) along the way.