Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Rockies Rained Out In New York; Hirsh Traded

The Rockies were given a day off on Wednesday as the rain poured down on Citi Field in New York. The game will be made up as part of a day-night double header on Thursday. The first game will be played s scheduled at 10:10 AM Mountain Time and the second game will be played at 5:10 PM Mountain Time. The second game will be broadcast on Fox Sports Rocky Mountain.

It gives the Rockies a chance to catch their breath after two very poor performances in the first two games of the series.

The double header will not be easy for the Rockies as they have to face Mets ace Johan Santana in game one.

In other Rockies news, Jason Hirsh, part of the Jason Jennings trade with Houston, was dealt to the Yankees for a player to be named.

Hirsh had a good showing in 2007 before getting hit by a line drive and breaking his leg. It kept him out for the remainder of the season. In 2008, he started the year on the disabled list with a tear in his labrum. He pitched in only one Major League game on the season.

The 2009 season started with Hirsh once again in Triple-A Colorado Springs. His velocity was way down and he was getting hit hard. Recently the team put him in the bullpen, hoping that it would solve some of his issues, instead he continued to struggle, leading to his trade.

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