Perfect inning for Street at Triple-A Colorado Springs

June 4, 2010 | 7:59 pm | 1  

Colorado Rockies closer Huston Street pitched one perfect inning in a rehab appearance for Triple-A Colorado Springs, retiring the three Reno batters he faced in a start for the Sky Sox.

While throwing 12 pitches, 8 strikes, Street sandwiched a called strikeout between two ground outs. The rehab appearance was the first for Street since May 15 for Double-A Tulsa when he strained his right groin on his fifth pitch and had to leave the game.

Street is scheduled to pitch again Monday for the Sky Sox, take two days off and make back-to-back appearances before the Rockies determine whether he’s ready to be activated. Street went 35-for-37 in save opportunities last season but will be eased back into relief duty rather than return to his closer’s role as soon as he’s ready to pitch for the Rockies.

Street has been on the disabled list all season with right shoulder inflammation, which kept him from pitching in a game in spring training. He began a rehab assignment May 13 with one scoreless inning for Tulsa and strained his groin in his second rehab appearance.

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  • david | June 5, 2010 | 5:51 am

    Jack, seeing as how many of the Rockies injured prospects are slowly but surely returning from injury (Friedrich, Nelson, Blackmon, etc)… what is the progress of Hector Gomez and Casey Weathers? When will we see them back??? Gomez especially, considering this was an important year with him missing a lot of play last season, but playing well in the AFL. Thanks.