Tuesday, July 9, 2013
Pitching issues in Denver
By Doug Mittler
The Colorado Rockies were looking to add a starting pitcher even before Roy Oswalt strained his left hamstring in Sunday’s loss to the Diamondbacks, an injury that could end the 35-year-old’s tenure in Denver.
Oswalt is 0-4 with a 7.56 ERA, and chances are the Rockies will pull the plug on the experiment, says Patrick Saunders of the Denver Post.
The Rockies are looking pitching help, with Troy Renck of the Post reporting the Rockies have talked with the Chicago Cubs about Matt Garza and have interest in Houston's Lucas Harrell, among others. Colorado was believed to be one of the teams in pursuit of Ricky Nolasco, who was traded from the Marlins to the Dodgers on Saturday night.
The Rockies are just 4 1/2 games out of first place, but they are a flawed team that has dropped six of eight games to fall four games below .500. Saunders wonders if the slump could derail the plans to add a starter.