Worry, worry, worry, worry
Worry just will not seem to leave my mind alone — Ray Lamontagne
Jorge De La Rosa was forced to leave today’s game in the third inning with soreness in his elbow. I’m trying not to panic, but it’s hard. DLR has been a big time bright spot on a disappointing team. Without him, the Rockies would almost certainly be below .500 right now.
Obviously, we’re hoping for the best on De La Rosa, but the scene earlier today was disconcerting. When the trainer came out to visit, Jorge was barely examined. He threw one pitch, grimaced, and walked off the field. At the time, it wasn’t clear what was bothering him, but, obviously, it was his elbow. Hopefully, it’s nothing serious because Jorge is irreplaceable. Left-handers with 95 MPH heat and filthy change-ups do not grow on trees. Although, apparently, they do occasionally grow in Mexico.
I think I need a hug.
Update: Jorge is out for the year. I need more than hug. More to come tomorrow.