The Rockies placed Gomber (forearm) on the 10-day injured list Sunday. Colorado is still classifying the injury that forced Gomber out of Saturday's game against the Brewers as right forearm tightness, but it's possible he'll be sent in for an MRI as the Rockies look to assess whether he's dealing with a strain. In any case, Gomber will be on the shelf for at least the new week and a half. The timing of the injury is unfortunate for Gomber, who had emerged as the Rockies' most reliable starter over the past five weeks. Before he exited Saturday's outing after two innings, Gomber posted a 1.28 ERA, 0.76 WHIP and 8.7 K/9 over his preceding seven starts.
Manager Bud Black said the forearm tightness that forced Gomber to leave his Saturday start against the Brewers showed up more in the thick of the muscle as opposed to closer to the joint, which the club considers a good sign as of now, Nick Groke of The Athletic reports. The Rockies will continue to evaluate the left-hander, but it sounds like the team is optimistic that he's avoided the worst-case scenario based on Black's initial update. Gomber can be considered questionable to make his start in Milwaukee next weekend, with further updates likely to come on the 27-year-old in the coming days.
Gomber exited Saturday's start against the Brewers as a precautionary measure due to left forearm tightness. The reason for Gomber's early departure was initially a mystery. The southpaw allowed two runs on four hits during two innings before exiting. He'll be further evaluated before Colorado determines if he'll be able to make his start.
Gomber left Saturday's start against the Brewers after just two innings for an undisclosed reason, Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports. He allowed two runs on four hits before departing. No details have been revealed at this point explaining why Gomber left early, though Colorado will likely provide an update by the end of the night Saturday. Gomber entered Saturday with a solid 3.54 ERA and 1.05 WHIP, so the Rockies will certainly be crossing their fingers that the issue is minor.
Gomber (6-5) yielded three hits over eight shutout innings Monday, striking out four and earning a win over the Padres. Gomber rolled through San Diego's lineup with ease Monday, allowing just two singles and a double while only one Padre reached scoring position. It was his seventh consecutive start giving up two or fewer runs and he's earned the win in four of his last five. The 6-foot-5 southpaw lowered his season ERA to 3.54 alongside a 75:23 K:BB. Gomber is projected to face Milwaukee at home this weekend where he'll look for a fourth straight win.
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