1. Gomber continues a string of impressive outings
The left-hander turned in his fifth straight solid outing (2 wins, 1 loss, 2 no-decisions) with his scoreless outing Thursday against Texas.
Gomber, who came to the Rockies from St. Louis in the Nolan Arenado trade in February, has permitted just five runs in those appearances for an impressive 1.55 earned run average (29.1 IP, 5 ER).
His performance Thursday dropped his ERA at home this season to 1.33—the second-lowest ERA by a Rockies starting hurler in his first four home games with the team (ranks behind the 0.96 ERA of Julian Tavarez).
Gomber was also under the weather, as Bud Black told the media, including Rox Pile, after the game.
“Full disclosure, (he was) a little under the weather today,” said Black. “He has been fighting some sort of an intestinal bug the last three or four days (with some) vomiting and diarrhea leading up to (his) start and, in a way, we were worried a little bit.
“We sent him home yesterday (but) he assured us he would be fine. He was still a little weak when we got to the ballpark today but we felt good enough to run him out there. We talked before the game (so) he could let me know how he was doing so I’m really, really, proud of the effort (he gave us tonight).”