Colorado Rockies Rundown: CarGo’s Knee, Justin Morneau’s Return, Chad Bettis’ Bat

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Jul 31, 2015; St. Louis, MO, USA; Colorado Rockies right fielder C. Gonzalez (5) catches a pop foul in the second inning against the Colorado Rockies at Busch Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

Carlos Gonzalez out with right knee soreness


This isn’t too far off what we reported in yesterday’s rundown, but it does make it officially official: Carlos Gonzalez sat out Tuesday night’s game in Atlanta (Matt McBride started in right field).

Nevertheless, Weiss isn’t that worried about CarGo being out for an extended period of time, telling reporters:

"“He’s day to day, but he’s definitely available. I don’t anticipate it being a major deal.”"

Well OK then!

[ Related: Could CarGo repeat as NL Player of the Month? ]

CarGo is arguably the Rockies’ hottest hitter, and has been for most of the season, going on a torrid power streak since June 1 that still hasn’t really significantly slowed down.

Better to have him take a day or two off here, than get injured seriously again and miss the rest of the year, and/or have surgery because of something dumb, and/or kill his trade value with health uncertainties right at the end of the year after CarGo had been doing so well all season.

Besides, it’ll allow the Rockies to look more at Matt McBride and Kyle Parker.

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