In the first inning of today’s game at Coors Field between the Rockies and Nationals, Colorado left fielder Carlos Gonzalez had to leave the game in the first inning after Jordan Pacheco lined a ball off Gonzalez’s left foot. Gonzalez was standing in the on deck circle when this happened. CarGo (If Vin can say it, I will type it) had to leave the game, but X-rays were negative.
Then in the fifth inning, center fielder Dexter Fowler left the game after the pain in his right ring finger was too bad for him to continue. He had been hit by a pitch by Ross Detwiler in the third. Fowler’s X-rays were negative.
In the eighth inning, shortstop Troy Tulowitzki dove for a grounder by Ian Desmond. He hurt his ribcage and left the game. Tulowitzki’s X-rays were not negative. He has a broken rib and will be out 4-6 weeks.
Pitcher Jhoulys Chacin was used as a pinch hitter in the seventh. And he drew a walk. But the Nats won the game 5-4.
To sum up other major injuries in the NL West: Arizona is without its two best relievers in J.J. Putz and Matt Reynolds, who have arm injuries. San Francisco is missing Pablo Sandoval (foot) and Angel Pagan (hamstring). Also, Marco Scutaro may have to go on the DL with a finger injury. San Diego is missing closer Huston Street, first baseman Yonder Alonso, infielder Jed Gyorko, and outfielder Cameron Maybin.