Rockies push back Jimenez; Rogers to start
Colorado Rockies managerin his postgame news conference after Thursday’s 5-1 Rockies win said will have his next scheduled start pushed back from Saturday to Tuesday against the San Francisco Giants. One of the Rockies’ top pitching prospects, , who has been with the team but not on the roster, will be activated and make the start Saturday against the San Diego Padres.
Tracy said Jimenez could make the start Saturday if necessary, but the team chose not to take chances and pushed his start back to the tougher opponent. The Tuesday start would have been the next scheduled spot for Jose Contreras, who strained his right quadriceps running the bases Thursday.
The Giants are in line to throw Tim Lincecum, Barry Zito and Matt Cain against the Rockies. It’s the same trio who led the Giants to a sweep in San Francisco last month, although Lincecum’s status is up in the air after he was scratched from his start Tuesday against the Padres. Lincecum could pitch this weekend against the Dodgers.
Rogers was 11-7 with a 4.41 ERA in 27 appearances — 26 starts — between Double-A Tulsa and Triple-A Colorado Springs this season. He dominated the Texas League but struggled when he moved up to a level.