Colorado Rockies Rundown: Flande, Adames, Blackmon, Black Sunday

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Sep 6, 2015; Denver, CO, USA; Colorado Rockies starting pitcher Y. Flande (58) delivers a pitch in the first inning against the San Francisco Giants at Coors Field. Mandatory Credit: Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports

Yohan Flande will miss his next start


We thought this may happen with Yohan Flande, and now we have confirmation: the Colorado Rockies will start David Hale in Flande’s place on Friday night against the Dodgers, in what would have been Flande’s final home start of the season.

Theoretically, Flande could get one more start in the final week of the season on the road if he’s healthy; we’ll see if he does pitch again for the Rockies this year, or if like Jorge De La Rosa, he might be done for the season with a dozen games to go.

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According to Thomas Harding, Flande isn’t seriously injured, but it still doesn’t sound good:

"“Flande said he felt better but not good enough to pitch this turn through the rotation. He has not been cleared for weight-bearing activity.”"

With the sound of that, you’d likely guess he may not pitch again this season. And he doesn’t need to; he’s had a fine year, and he likely isn’t fighting for a starting rotation gig next season.

It’s a credit to Flande that he’s done more than enough to prove himself for 2016 already, and should find himself with a legitimate shot at the Colorado Rockies’ bullpen.

Next: Take note of Cristhian Adames