The Colorado Rockies defeated the San Francisco Giants yesterday,
but they lost left-handed starting pitcher Jorge De La Rosa in the process. The
southpaw was forced to exit the contest in the seventh inning due to a bruised
thumb on his left hand, according to Thomas Harding of MLB.com.
Harding notes that the thumb issue has been lingering for De
La Rosa, as it’s impacted him during his last three starts. It would be hard to
tell that he was having any problems, considering the impressive results he’s
turned in over that span.
De La Rosa continued this success yesterday, as he held the
Giants to one run on six hits and one walk with four strikeouts. Still, the
thumb was giving him enough trouble that he was lifted from the game after
being examined by Colorado’s training staff prior to the start of the seventh
The injury occurred on June 17 during a contest against the
Toronto Blue Jays. De La Rosa later said the pain intensified during yesterday’s
start, specifically in the second inning when he bunted against Giants’ Matt Cain. During that sequence his thumb was bent back.
Colorado can only hope that De La Rosa won’t be required to
miss an extended period as a result of the injury. More will come out regarding
his status in the coming days. On the season, the 32-year-old has posted an ERA
and WHIP of 3.09 and 1.283 over 17 starts.
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