Jorge De La Rosa has been one of the best pitchers in Colorado Rockies history, but it may be about time that the two go their separate ways
Despite a big offensive output, Colorado struck out 13 times and the bullpen struggled to put San Francisco away in the first of a four-game series.
Following back-to-back series victories versus Baltimore and Arizona, the Rockies are 28-27 this season and are playing consistent, sound ball.
Story, whose 68 RBI at the break set a new National League record for shortstops, fared better than the Rockies' other two All-Stars -- outfielder Charlie Blackmon (0-for-3, K) and starting third baseman Nolan Arenado (0-for-2, BB, K).
Which veterans have made a statement as the clock winds down, and who should be checking their watch heading into next year?
The Colorado Rockies recently got back a pair of hitters in Ryan McMahon and David Dahl from the injured list, but lost Kyle Freeland on Monday.
Justin Verlander pitched six solid innings and had an RBI single agains the Rockies. Catcher James McCann hit a three-run home run to do them in.
The Colorado Rockies desperately need more production from their lineup beyond their star players. If Nolan Arenado and Charlie Blackmon are the only players to hit, the Rockies will fall short.
The Rockies beat Madison Bumgarner and the Giants, but what most fans are concerned about was the early departure of ace Jon Gray.
In his Minor League career, Musgrave is 31-19 with a 4.02 ERA (413.2 IP, 185 ER), 409 hits, 122 walks and 344 strikeouts in 80 appearances, 78 starts.