Originally written on Rockies Review  |  Last updated 10/23/14
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The Rockies might get a big test if Chacin is out for a while.Seven wins in a row and the talk isn't about how this Colorado Rockies team is defying the odds.If the noise the Rockies are making wasn't muffled enough by the Denver Nuggets heading into the NBA Playoffs, it was completely muted when starting pitcher Jhoulys Chacin reached for his back in pain after throwing his 100th pitch.The Rockies ace, the pitcher who everyone forgot was so good, was in the midst of one of his most dominant outings, when what looks like a strained oblique got in his way, and might set the club back significantly.Chacin had been phenomenal. He didn't allow a Diamondback base runner until the 4th inning, and was sailing along when the oblique injury occurred. His slider had the same bite that he displayed in the minors and showed briefly in the big leagues. It was more like a curveball with a 12-6 break than a true slider. Whatever the pitch, it had a ton of movement and was fooling Arizo...
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