Jorge De La Rosa may have pitched his last game at Coors Field and things certainly weren’t rosy for the Colorado Rockies’ all-time leader in wins and strikeouts. De La Rosa owns 86 wins in a Rockies uniform, but No. 87 will remain on the shelf as the club enters the home stretch of the season officially out of contention and De La Rosa heads towards an offseason of uncertainty.

The left-hander becomes a free agent at the end of the season and Walt Weiss announced that yesterday’s start would be his last of the year as the Rockies try and evaluate younger talent. De La Rosa took the loss and did not survive the fifth inning in what very likely could be his last in purple pinstripes. It was a tough ending for a tough character – one who was often the lone bright spot in a rotation mired for years in mediocrity (or worse).

With a stable of young arms the franchise is eager to trot out, it seems the run for De La Rosa has reached the finish line.