Colorado Rockies Rundown: Catchers, Chris Rusin, And Jorge De La Rosa

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Sep 9, 2015; San Diego, CA, USA; Colorado Rockies relief pitcher C. Rusin (53) pitches during the third inning against the San Diego Padres at Petco Park. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports

Your morning rundown — news, notes, analysis, and more — on the biggest stories surrounding the Colorado Rockies for this Friday, September 11, 2015.

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The Colorado Rockies continue their west coast road swing with three games against the Seattle Mariners beginning tonight up at Safeco Field. From there, they will return to southern California with three against the surging and playoff-bound Los Angeles Dodgers.

But hey, the Rox got a series split in San Diego on Thursday afternoon despite getting just five hits the entire game (four solo homers!), so maybe things are looking (kind of) up for the boys in purple pinstripes.

Here’s what’s going down in today’s edition of the rundown:

  • Dustin Garneau took a long, long road to get to his first big league home run off Padres’ pitcher James Shields.
  • Wilin Rosario caught again! And it wasn’t a disaster! Does that mean he’s going to catch even more this year and next year?
  • Speaking of catching down the stretch, Nick Hundley is still dealing with a neck strain. Might that mean reinforcements are coming soon?
  • Chris Rusin has been inconsistent lately, but overall this year has done very well for the Colorado Rockies. Is he the new Jorge De La Rosa?
  • Speaking of JDLR… we’ve got some numbers on just how good he’s been with the Rockies since he was acquired in 2008.
  • It’s rookie dress-up day! One of the funniest and best days of the year in the Major Leagues.

Lots to discuss! Let’s cover today’s news and notes around the Colorado Rockies.

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