The Colorado Rockies ended Friday night with 18-9 victory against the New York Mets, but almost immediately after the game ended it was revealed that Saturday's starter Jeremy Guthrie would be placed on the disabled list due to a sprained right shoulder, reports Troy Renck. Guthrie found out along with everyone else after manager Jim Tracy made the announcement during his postgame press conference.
Guthrie (2-1, 5.92 ERA) incurred the injury when the chain on his bike snapped and hit into the ground. Replacing him in the rotation -- for now -- will be Guillermo Moscoso. Moscoso is 1-3 with a 7.91 ERA in four starts for the Triple-A Colorado Springs Sky Sox. He has struck out 19 in 19.1 innings, but his starts have been from one extreme to the next. He's had two starts in which he has allowed two runs or fewer and he has had two starts with seven-plus runs allowed each time. Will Moscoso, acquired in the Seth Smith trade, be able to tame the Mets and Coors Field?
The Mets counter with Dillon Gee (1-2, 5.21 ERA), who will make his fourth start of the season. In his first road start, he allowed one run on four hits over seven innings to the Atlanta Braves, picking up the win. But he followed that up by watching the San Francisco Giants bomb him for seven runs in 6.2 innings and the loss.
Game time/date: 6:10 p.m. MT, Saturday, April 28, 2012
Location: Coors Field, Denver, CO
TV/Radio: ROOT Sports/850 KOA
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