Colorado Rockies manager Bud Black had some injury updates for the media, including Rox Pile, on Wednesday before the second of a three-game series with the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Black announced that his starting pitcher on Friday will be Peter Lambert. Lambert, 24, will be making his first MLB start since 2019 as he has been out since then with Tommy John surgery.
Lambert has been making minor league rehab assignments for the last five weeks or so. He made four starts in High-A Spokane and he did not have great results there as, in 7 2/3 innings, he had an ERA of 5.87. He walked six batters and hit two batters in that span as well.
He had much better success in Double-A Hartford as in two starts there, he had an ERA of 3.18. In 5 2/3 innings there, he allowed five hits, two runs, and struck out nine. His most recent minor league start came in Triple-A Albuquerque last Thursday. In that start, he went 2 2/3 innings where he allowed two hits and hit a batter. However, he didn’t walk a batter and did not allow a run.
The Colorado Rockies announced that Connor Joe will be done for the season.
As Rox Pile’s Kevin Henry reported yesterday, Colorado Rockies first baseman/left fielder Connor Joe (right hamstring strain) was looking questionable for the rest of the season. Joe told Henry that he didn’t think that the injury would have cost him this much time but things were not going great.
Black said on Wednesday that the team would make a determination in the next day or two on Joe’s status for the rest of the season and one day later, they have. Black announced that they will shut Connor Joe down for the rest of the season. He should have a regular offseason and be ready for Spring Training.
The Rockies will take on the Dodgers tonight at 6:40 PM M.T. as Germán Márquez will face Walker Buehler. You can check out more on the matchup and some betting odds and lines for the game here.