Since the All-Star break, it's been pretty much all bad news for the Colorado Rockies. Things only appear to be getting tougher for the team, who is currently on a free fall to last in the division.
On Wednesday, the Rockies decided to put Carlos Gonzalez on the 15-day disabled list. The DL stint will be retroactive to Monday, August 5th. P Jeff Francis will be recalled from AAA to take take Gonzalez's spot.
The left handed slugger has been dealing with a hurt middle index finger for over a month when he injured it against the Arizona Diamondbacks on July 7th. He has tried to play through the pain the last month, but has been continuously re-aggravating the injury in the process.
CarGo wasn't thrilled about the move, but understood it needed to happen. "This is very frustrating and it's not something I wanted," Gonzalez said.
"But this is something we had to do for the good of the team — and hopefully to help me get better."
The Rockies are 6-18 since the All-Star break and now find themselves 11 games back of the division leading Los Angeles. CarGo is currently leading the Rockies in hits, home runs and RBIs.
Although it does appear the Rockies season is all but over, they have been known in the past to go on miracle runs to get in the playoffs like in 2007. However, it's damn tough when they lose a guy like Gonzalez in the lineup when the team needs to win nearly every game.