Colorado Rockies Rundown: Chad Bettis’ Start And Jose Reyes’ End

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Aug 23, 2015; Denver, CO, USA; Colorado Rockies right fielder C. Gonzalez (5) hits a home run during the fourth inning against the New York Mets at Coors Field. The Mets won 5-1. Mandatory Credit: Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports

Carlos Gonzalez (knee) listed as day-to-day


Carlos Gonzalez left the Colorado Rockies’ Monday night game in Atlanta with what the club is describing as right knee soreness. He also left a game earlier last week with knee soreness, though he was in the lineup the next day so it obviously wasn’t a serious enough injury to sideline him for too long.

His play hasn’t suffered, either; CarGo has 26 home runs since June 1, and 17 since the All Star Break — both numbers are the best in the big leagues. He’s also second overall in home runs, with 30, behind only Bryce Harper and tied with teammate Nolan Arenado.

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The knee is interesting, though; should CarGo be able to return quickly from this, he’d remain on pace to play more than 140 games for the first time since 2010, when he finished third in the MVP vote, led the National League in hitting, and nearly won the Triple Crown.

For as much grief as we (and others) gave CarGo coming into the year about his health, he sure hasn’t disappointed at all in 2015. The Colorado Rockies as a whole on the other hand… well, I digress.

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