As if the season couldn’t have gotten any worse for the Colorado Rockies and their fans, Saturday night we witnessed yet another injury. All-Star shortstop Troy Tulowitzki reached out and chopped a grounder to the left side and as he ran down to first base, he came up limping and exited the game in the fourth inning with what appeared to be a quad injury.
Tulowitzki, 29, has had a ridiculous record when it comes to injuries and most of us Rockies fans would have to say we are surprised that he has lasted this long without tweaking anything. Tulo was hitting .340 at the time of the injury with 21 home runs and 52 RBI’s.
It can’t get worse than this, right? Colorado is losing their best hitter while Justin Morneau continues to sit out with a stiff neck. If Tulo’s injury is serious, it looks like Josh Rutledge and Charlie Culberson will get extended playing time throughout the season. If a disabled-list stint looms for Tulo, Kyle Parker or Ryan Wheeler could get called up to replace him on the roster.
The Rockies in general just can’t seem to stay healthy and even if you aren’t an expert, that’s not a good recipe for success. Guess we will just have to wait and see what the diagnosis on Tulowitzki is.