Jon Gray mightiness person started his last crippled for the Rockies Sunday afternoon. But the right-hander said helium ignored that anticipation erstwhile helium took the mound astatine Dodger Stadium.
“I’ve been capable to artifact it out,” Gray said aft allowing 2 runs implicit 5 innings successful Colorado’s 3-2 nonaccomplishment to the Dodgers. “With each the chatter, it tin beryllium hard to get distant from it. But I’m conscionable enjoying each day.
“Every time is simply a blessing. I can’t power the future, I’m conscionable going to effort to respond to it the champion I can.”
“All the chatter,” refers to the persistent rumors arsenic Friday’s commercialized deadline nears. Gray is scheduled to beryllium a escaped cause astatine the extremity of the play and the Rockies person not yet made a determination to re-sign him.
Gray’s .674 (31-15) career-winning percent astatine Coors Field is the second-best people successful franchise past (minimum 40 starts) down lone Jorge De La Rosa (.726, 53-20). This season, he’s 5-2 with a 3.14 ERA successful 10 starts astatine Coors.
Gray has said he’s unfastened to staying successful Colorado, but the commercialized buzz is loud. Scouts for galore teams person been watching Gray closely, including the White Sox, Blue Jays, Reds and Padres.
Gray, the 3rd wide prime successful the 2013 draft, ranks 2nd successful Rockies past successful vocation strikeouts (783) and 5th successful vocation starts (140).
RyMac hurting. The Rockies could person utilized Ryan McMahon’s bat successful Sunday’s adjacent crippled successful which the Rockies got conscionable six hits and were 1-for-9 with runners successful scoring position. But McMahon, who leads the nine with 16 location runs and is hitting .328 (20-for-61) with 4 doubles and six RBIs done his past 17 games, was unavailable due to the fact that of sore legs.
“He had immoderate lower-leg stiffness and helium conscionable didn’t consciousness great, truthful helium was unavailable,” seat manager Mike Redmond said. “It was (an) exigency concern only.”
Rockies RHP Germán Márquez (8-7, 3.50 ERA) astatine RHP Shohei Ohtani (4-1, 3.21 ERA)
7:38 p.m. Monday, Angel Stadium
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Marquez, who has been 1 of baseball’s champion pitchers since mid-May, was not rather arsenic crisp successful his past commencement arsenic helium had been. For 4 innings, helium was excellent, looking similar the ace who had posted a 4-0 grounds with an 0.75 ERA implicit his erstwhile 5 starts. But successful Seattle’s four-run sixth inning, Marquez was charged with 5 hits, including a two-run treble by Cal Raleigh and a two-run homer by Dylan Moore. Marquez has faced the Angels conscionable once, getting a no-decision aft pitching 7 innings and giving up 2 runs connected six hits with 5 strikeouts and 1 walk. Ohtani is making his archetypal vocation quality vs. the Rockies (as a pitcher). This season, he’s been outstanding astatine Angel Stadium, posting a 1.87 ERA, compared to a 5.16 ERA connected the road. In his past commencement connected Monday astatine Oakland, helium did not origin successful the determination but pitched six scoreless innings, allowing 3 hits and 1 locomotion portion striking retired eight. He has allowed two-or-fewer runs successful 10 of his 14 starts.
Trending: Catcher Elias Diaz deed 2 location runs successful the Dodgers series, giving him 9 this season, 5 of them successful July. He is 1 homer shy of his career-high of 10, which helium acceptable successful 2018.
At issue: Joshua Fuentes continues to conflict connected the road. He went 0-for-4 Sunday, dropping his roadworthy mean to .147 (17-for-116).
- Tuesday: Rockies LHP Austin Gomber (7-5, 3.74) astatine Angels LHP Jose Suarez (4-3, 2.85), 7:38 p.m., ATTRM
- Wednesday: Rockies RHP Chi Chi Gonzalez (3-6, 6.06) astatine Angels LHP Andrew Heaney (6-7, 5.32), 7:38 p.m., ATTRM
- Thursday: Rockies LHP Kyle Freeland (1-5, 4.85) astatine Padres RHP Joe Musgrove (6-7, 3.13), 8:10 p.m., ATTRM