Colorado Rockies odds and ends: Pitching coach Steve Foster, Ian Desmond, and Chad Bettis
Foster is in his third season as the Rockies pitching coach and ninth as a coach in the Major Leagues as he spent three seasons with the, then named, Florida Marlins as bullpen coach or interim pitching coach and three seasons as the bullpen coach of the Kansas City Royals.
According to Patrick Saunders of the Denver Post, Rockies pitching coach Steve Foster was sent to a St. Louis hospital after experiencing “chest pains” early in the morning.
According to Rockies manager Bud Black, he said that “[Foster is] at a local hospital, going through a battery of tests. And what I’m hearing so far is that he’s doing well, and things are checking out in a good way.”
The tests were “precautionary,” according to Black when he talked to the media after the club’s 8-2 loss against the Cardinals.
Black said that they expect Foster to be back before today’s game.
Desmond and a shirt that Tupac Shakur wore?
Rockies outfielder/first baseman Ian Desmond tweeted out a selfie yesterday of him wearing this shirt:
Desmond mentions Tupac because this tweet from July 17 that he sent out:
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Desmond talked to MLB.com’s Thomas Harding and according to Harding, Desmond said: “I had the idea to have it made. I liked it, so I thought other guys would like it, too. Obviously Twitter liked it and they blew up over it, so I had a bunch made for the guys.”
Bettis has a rough rehab start
Rockies pitcher Chad Bettis had a rough rehab start in Triple-A Albuquerque on Sunday as he only last 2 2/3 innings while giving up six hits, three runs (all earned), and two walks while striking out four.
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However, the Isotopes still won as they scored five runs in the first inning and four in the second inning as they won 9-8 over the Salt Lake City Bees (the Triple-A affiliate for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim).