Colorado Rockies Rundown: Lyles, Murphy, Flande, Arenado, Chacin

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Aug 9, 2015; Washington, DC, USA; Colorado Rockies relief pitcher Y. Flande (58) gets a visit to the mound by pitching coach

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(56) and catcher M. McKenry (8) during the 2nd inning against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park. Mandatory Credit: Rafael Suanes-USA TODAY Sports

Yohan Flande injury updates


Obvously, we saw it all last night, but here’s the deal with Yohan Flande only throwing 2.2 innings on Saturday agains the Padres:

"“He sustained a contusion of the left patellar tendon. X-rays were negative."

"With two outs and a man on first, Gyorko lined a shot back at Flande and bounced it off his left knee and into foul territory for a double. Flande ran to third to cover the base as Nolan Arenado pursued the ball, and after a visit from the training staff, he walked off the field on his own.”"

[ Related: Have you guys realized Yohan Flande is pretty good yet? ]

The Rockies don’t need to rush back anyone who hits the injury skids at this point in the season, but it might be interesting to see how this affects somebody like Jon Gray. If the Rox set down Flande, or he experiences after-effects in between now and his next start, would the Rox keep Gray in the rotation? Place Bergman in Flande’s place? Use David Hale as a starter? Gonzalez Germen?

There are obviously no shortage of options down there in the bullpen. I suppose all we can do is wait to see how Flande feels about all of this over the next few days before his next start on what should be Friday.

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