Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 6/18/12
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The Colorado Rockies are already without shortstop Troy Tulowitzki, who last played May 30 and is scheduled to see a sports hernia specialist Monday in Philadelphia. Now they can only hope they won't have left fielder Carlos Gonzalez out of the lineup for any extended period. Before Jeremy Guthrie again pitched poorly Sunday, Gonzalez was a late scratch from the lineup. The Rockies went on to lose 5-0 at Detroit, their record in rubber games falling to 4-7 overall and 1-5 on the road. The Rockies have lost 10 of their past 11 games and are 1-11 in interleague play this season. Gonzalez was initially announced as having right hamstring tightness, but the injury was later termed a right knee strain. Gonzalez has a seven-game hitting streak, during which he has gone 14-for-32 (.438) with two doubles, three homers, six RBI and six runs scored, a spree that has raised his average to .335 with 17 homers, 51 RBI and 51 runs scored. An MRI revealed no structural damage to Gonzalez's k...
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