There was big news out of Denver Wednesday for the Colorado Rockies. At 19-29 going into Wednesday, there was little to write home about concerning the Rockies, but the Rockies made news before, during and after their 13-5 win over the Houston Astros.
Before the game, the Rockies announced that 49-year old lefty Jamie Moyer was designated for assignment, meaning he will most likely be cut within the next 10 days. Moyer was 2-5 with a 5.70 ERA for the Rockies this year. On April 17th he became the oldest pitcher to win a game when he beat the San Diego Padres 5-3. Besides that highlight, Moyer's season has mostly been a reminder to the baseball world why pitchers retire by the time their bodies start to decline near the age of fourty. You have to admire Moyer's spirit in continuing his career, but I don't see him improving upon his meager stuff at this point. Josh Outman will start in Moyer's place on Friday.
During the game, outfielder Carlos Gonzalez hit three homeruns to help his team rout the Astros. That makes 13 for him this season.
The grim news came after the game, when shortstop Troy Tulowitzki said he is "going to miss a few days at least" with a groin injury. Tulowitzki also said that a DL stint is possible, and he will get an MRI on Thursday if his groin is "still really sore."