Colorado Rockies Scratch Jorge De La Rosa From Wednesday vs Pittsburgh


`Sep 4, 2015; Denver, CO, USA; Colorado Rockies starting pitcher J. De La Rosa (29) during the fourth inning against the San Francisco Giants at Coors Field. The Rockies won 2-1. Mandatory Credit: Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports

The Colorado Rockies won’t be pitching their ace against the Pittsburgh Pirates on his regularly scheduled turn this week due to an injury to his right leg.

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Jorge De La Rosa has been scratched from what would have been his start Wednesday night against the Pittsburgh Pirates, according to news reports that broke late Monday night after the Colorado Rockies’ loss to Pittsburgh.

De La Rosa, who leads the Rockies in wins, games started, and a variety of other pitching statistics, would have been making his 27th start this season.

Tendinitis in his right leg will prevent De La Rosa from starting against the Pirates, a team he had thrown six shutout innings against several weeks ago in Pittsburgh in a Rockies’ 5-0 win.

Nick Groke of the Denver Post first reported the news:

Christian Bergman, who is 3-0 with a 3.81 ERA this year, has been throwing very well for the Rockies out of the bullpen this season. Obviously, though, he’s no De La Rosa, and JDLR’s absence in Denver hurts the Rockies’ chances of winning a game against a Pittsburgh club that is now 30 games over .500.

Considering Tuesday’s game willl be the Colorado Rockies’ 151st, and based on the six-man rotation, De La Rosa would’ve only gotten two more starts, including Wednesday. It’s probably safe to say he could be done for the season.

If so, Jorge would finish with a 9-7 record, a 4.17 ERA, 4.20 FIP, 134 strikeouts against 65 walks, and 137 hits allowed over 149 innings pitched in 2015 (1.356 WHIP).

Though the numbers aren’t as dominant as he’s been in the recent past, he’s still far and away the Rockies’ best pitcher, who likely now will face his first season of throwing more than 130 innings for the Rockies without winning double-digit games.

We’ll update you with more on JDLR’s injury as we know it.

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