Colorado Rockies manager Bud Black provided the media, including Rox Pile, with an update on infielder Brendan Rodgers before Thursday’s game in San Francisco against the San Francisco Giants in the first of a four-game series.
Rodgers, who turned 25 years old on Monday, was hit by a pitch on the hand last Saturday and he has been out since then. He has not appeared in any starting lineup, pinch-hitting, or defensive replacement capacities since then.
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Brendan Rodgers is not in the Colorado Rockies starting lineup on Thursday.
Rodgers is out of the starting lineup for the Colorado Rockies for the fourth straight game on Thursday as Garrett Hampson is in the starting lineup as the second baseman.
Bud Black spoke with the media, including Rox Pile, just a few moments ago and said that Rodgers is currently “day-to-day” with a bruise on his hand. Black said, though, that Rodgers’ hand soreness is “getting better by the day” but they are still having issues with hand swelling, as Black said that “it’s still a little swollen” and that they “can’t seem to get the swelling down.”
“I like to think that he’s close (to returning). I’d like to think tomorrow,” Black said. Black said that if Rodgers isn’t back on Friday, Black is hoping that Rodgers will be ready by Saturday but, again, he’s “day-to-day.”
Rodgers currently has a 14-game hitting streak and in that streak, he is hitting .362 with an OPS of 1.076. Since June 22 (33 games), Rodgers is hitting .312 with an OPS of .907. He’s been a huge factor in why the Rockies are 32-29 in their last 61 games, going back to May 30.
Tonight, the Rockies will take on the Giants at 7:45 PM M.T. as Germán Márquez will face Logan Webb 5-3, 3.19 ERA). Austin Gomber, Kyle Freeland, and Jon Gray will start for the Rockies in the remainder of the series against Anthony DeSclafani (10-5, 3.28 ERA), TBD, and Alex Wood (9-3, 4.22 ERA).