We all knew that something was wrong when Gerardo Parra tightened up while attempting to steal second base in the third inning of Tuesday night’s win over the Indians — we know know what the problem was. Parra strained his right quadriceps and is now headed to the 10-day disabled list with the injury.
Parra was in the middle of one of the best stretches offensively in his Major League career to start this season, hitting .318 with 6 home runs and 28 RBI. Hopefully this will just be a short stint on the shelf and he will be able to recover this injury with rest and rehab instead of surgery.
With the move, the Rockies have recalled outfielder Jordan Patterson from triple-A Albuquerque. Patterson made his MLB debut towards the end of the 2016 season, collecting 8 hits in 18 at-bats for a .444 average and two RBI. So far this season in triple-A, Patterson has a .216 average with 8 home runs and 34 RBI in 53 games.
The Rockies won the game Monday night by a score of 11-3 and now have a record of 37-23 on the season — sitting in first place on top of the NL West, a full two games up on the DBacks and Dodgers.
Colorado will try and sweep the short two-game home series against the Indians today at 1:10 pm MT.