The Colorado Rockies have shaken up their rotation and bullpen ahead of starting an important six-game homestand against their National League West rivals, the Los Angeles Dodgers and Arizona Diamondbacks.
Here are the latest pitching moves announced by the Colorado Rockies
Prior to the Colorado Rockies opening a three-game set against the Dodgers at Coors Field, manager Bud Black announced that relief pitcher Ty Blach had been activated from the 15-day injured list after suffering a left wrist sprain. Blach will return to his role as Colorado’s long reliever out of the bullpen.
To make room for Blach on the active roster, the Rockies sent pitcher Ryan Feltner to Triple-A Albuquerque.
Blach has appeared in 15 games for the Rockies this season, spanning 31.1 innings. He last pitched for the Rockies on June 10, the second consecutive appearance where he gave up four runs in an outing as his ERA on the season crept up to 6.61.
With Feltner being sent to Triple-A, a spot in the rotation has opened back up for Austin Gomber, and Black said he will start this weekend against the Diamondbacks. Gomber has made his two last appearances out of the bullpen, giving up four runs in 4.1 innings of work. It’s part of what has been a tough June for the 28-year-old southpaw, who has a 9.00 ERA in 20.0 innings this month.
Feltner, meanwhile, has a 6.15 ERA in seven starts (33.2 innings) this season and has given up six home runs, including four in his last four games.
Moving Feltner to Triple-A will allow him to keep on his starting schedule should the Rockies decide to move around the rotation again after this homestand. After an off day on Thursday between home series against Los Angeles and Arizona, the Rockies do not have another off day until the All-Star break, which begins July 18.