Hoffman was in a tight race with Chi Chi Gonzalez for the fifth starter's spot prior to the shutdown, Thomas Harding of MLB.com reports.
He threw four scoreless innings with nine strikeouts in a minor-league game in his most recent appearance of the spring, but he gave up seven runs (four earned) while striking out four in 5.2 innings against big-leaguers this spring. Hoffman has had some success by removing his changeup from his arsenal and focusing on using just his fastball and curveball, although that two-pitch mix would work better in the bullpen than in the rotation. Harding speculates that Gonzalez is the slight favorite while Ubaldo Jimenez is a dark horse candidate.
Hoffman will start Saturday in the Rockies' Cactus League opener versus the Diamondbacks, Nick Groke of The Athletic reports.
The 27-year-old struggled to produce attractive stats in his fourth big-league season in Colorado, recording a 6.56 ERA, 1.59 WHIP and 68:34 K:BB across 70 innings. Hoffman enters spring training in a competition with Chi Chi Gonzalez, Antonio Senzatela and Peter Lambert to fill two spots near the bottom of the Rockies' starting rotation, and he could find himself either in a long-relief bullpen role or returning to the minors to begin his 2020 campaign.
Hoffman yielded two runs on two hits and three walks over five innings Sunday, striking out four batters in the win over Milwaukee. He did not factor in the decision.
After allowing a two-run homer to Yasmani Grandal in the first inning, Hoffman settled in and turned in a decent outing. He struggled throughout 2019 but he allowed three or fewer runs in five of his six September starts. Hoffman ends the season with a 6.56 ERA and 68:34 K:BB over 70 innings.
Hoffman (knee) will start Sunday's game against the Brewers.
He suffered a right knee contusion when a comebacker off the bat of Alex Dickerson knocked him out of his start Tuesday but thankfully avoided a more serious injury. Hoffman has a 5.11 ERA, 1.58 WHIP and 21:13 K:BB in 24.2 innings (five starts) in September.
Hoffman was diagnosed with a right knee contusion after exiting Tuesday's 8-5 win over the Giants in the fourth inning.
Hoffman was on the receiving end of an Alex Dickerson comebacker and needed to be carted off the field after receiving attention from trainers, but X-rays conducted later in the night cleared him of any structural damage to his knee. According to the Associated Press, Hoffman said he remains hopeful to start the Rockies' final game of the season Sunday against the Brewers, but it wouldn't be surprising if the team elected to err on the side of caution and hold him out even if he rebounds well from the injury.
Hoffman exited his start Tuesday against the Giants in the fourth inning on a cart after getting hit on the right leg by a 99.6-mph line drive, Kerry Crowley of The San Jose Mercury News reports.
He gave up three runs on three hits and three walks while striking out three in 3.1 innings before Alex Dickerson's comebacker knocked Hoffman out of the game. The fact he needed assistance to get off the field is discouraging. Hoffman is currently scheduled to start again on the final day of the season against the Brewers but that start is very much up in the air.
Hoffman allowed two runs on five hits with one walk and three strikeouts across 5.1 innings during a no-decision against the Mets on Wednesday.
The 26-year-old pitched quite well, departing with a lead, but the Rockies bullpen gave up five runs after he left. Hoffman has won just one of his last 10 outings, but this was probably the first time where it was the bullpen's fault. Hoffman hasn't pitched deep into games, and in some cases, he's given up a lot of runs. He is 2-6 with a 6.71 ERA, 1.62 WHIP and 61 strikeouts in 61.2 innings across 13 starts. He lines up for this final start of the season against the Giants on the road Wednesday.
Hoffman (2-6) picked up the win in Friday's 10-8 victory over the Padres, giving up four runs on four hits and six walks over 5.1 innings while striking out four.
The right-hander's final line could have been much, much worse considering the free passes and the typically wild Coors Field affair going on around him -- the two teams combined for five homers and 14 extra-base hits -- but Hoffman managed to do just enough to escape with the win. He'll take a 7.03 ERA and 58:27 K:BB through 56.1 innings into his next start Wednesday, at home against the Mets.
Hoffman (1-6) took the loss Saturday, allowing three runs on five hits and two walks over 5.2 innings as the Rockies were shut out 3-0 by the Padres. He struck out eight.
The eight whiffs were a season high for Hoffman, but the right-hander got no offensive support as he fell one out shy of his first quality start. He'll carry a 7.06 ERA and 54:21 K:BB through 51 innings into his next outing Friday, a rematch with the Padres back in Coors Field.
Hoffman is scheduled to start Saturday's game against the Padres.
The right-hander will unsurprisingly stick around for another turn through the Rockies' injury-riddled rotation after delivering a passable showing in his return to the big leagues Sept. 1, limiting the Pirates to two runs on nine hits and one walk over five innings. While he'll benefit from pitching at Petco Park rather than Coors Field for his 11th big-league start of the season, Hoffman hasn't shown enough away from Colorado to make for the most comfortable streaming option. Over 81.1 career innings on the road, Hoffman has posted a 4.76 ERA, 1.48 WHIP and 8.5 K/9.
Hoffman (1-5) gave up two runs on nine hits and one walk while striking out three through five innings to take the loss against the Pirates on Sunday.
Hoffman allowed a leadoff home run to start the game but settled down to only allow one run in the next four innings. The 26-year-old has a 7.35 ERA with a 46:19 K:BB through 10 starts this season. Hoffman was quickly given his first start since being recalled when rosters expanded, but it is not clear at this point if he will be given another start.
Hoffman was recalled from Triple-A Albuquerque and will start Sunday against the Pirates.
Hoffman was pulled from Thursday's start with Albuquerque after two perfect innings, setting him up to take the mound Sunday. The 26-year-old has struggled in nine starts for the Rockies this season with a 7.81 ERA, 1.66 WHIP and 43:18 K:BB over 40.1 innings. He didn't fare much better at Triple-A with a 7.70 ERA.
Hoffman appears to be in line to start Sunday's game against the Pirates, Thomas Harding of MLB.com reports.
Hoffman was pulled from his start at Triple-A Albuquerque on Thursday night after two perfect innings, so the Rockies are seemingly keeping him fresh for Sunday's outing. Expect Colorado to officially name a starter in the coming days.
Hoffman was optioned to Triple-A Albuquerque on Wednesday, Kyle Newman of The Denver Post reports.
Hoffman will head back to the minors after getting shelled for seven runs on six hits over just two innings in a spot start against the Diamondbacks on Tuesday. The right-hander has struggled mightily during his time in the majors this season, compiling a 7.81 ERA and 1.66 WHIP across 40.1 innings. Yency Almonte was summoned from the minors in a corresponding move, while the Rockies have yet to announce who will replace Hoffman in the rotation.
Hoffman (1-4) took the loss against the Diamondbacks on Tuesday, giving up seven earned runs on six hits over just two innings, striking out three and walking one as the Rockies lost 9-3.
It was a forgettable outing for the right-hander, as the Diamondbacks jumped all over him for five earned in the first inning and tacked on two more in the second before chasing him from the contest after just 45 pitches. Hoffman has struggled considerably in his time at the big-league level this season, posting a bloated 7.81 ERA and 1.66 WHIP across 40.1 innings.
Hoffman was recalled from Triple-A Albuquerque and will start Tuesday against the Diamondbacks, Thomas Harding of MLB.com reports.
The right-hander will start Tuesday after Jon Gray (ankle) was a late scratch. The severity of Gray's injury is unclear. Hoffman's appearance will likely only be a spot start unless Gray is forced to miss a second turn through the rotation. Hoffman carries an ERA of 6.57 in eight starts at the major-league level this year.
Hoffman was optioned to Triple-A Albuquerque on Saturday.
The Rockies don't need a fifth starter until August 10, so Hoffman will head back to the minors for the time being. The 26-year-old righty owns a 6.57 ERA, 1.57 WHIP and 40:17 K:BB in eight starts (38.1 innings) with the big-league club this season, so he isn't a lock to reclaim his role as the team's fifth starter. Chi Chi Gonzalez, who is scheduled to start Saturday against the Reds, was summoned from the minors in a corresponding move.
Hoffman allowed three earned runs on four hits and four walks while striking out four across five innings Thursday against the Nationals. He did not factor into the decision.
Hoffman held the Nationals scoreless through four innings but was burned on a three-run homer by Anthony Rendon in the fifth inning. He wasn't particularly dominant however, as he allowed multiple baserunners in three frames and closed the third inning with the bases loaded. However, he should have a chance to stick in the rotation with the recent demotion of Antonio Senzatela. Assuming Hoffman takes his next turn through the rotation in order, he'll draw his next start Wednesday at home against the Dodgers.
Hoffman will enter the rotation and start Thursday against the Nationals, Mark Zuckerman of MASN Sports reports.
The Rockies will likely keep Hoffman available out of the bullpen for Wednesday's doubleheader, but don't expect manager Bud Black to call on him unless the team has already exhausted its other relief options. Though he'll at least avoid a start at Coors Field as he rejoins the rotation, Hoffman's lack of success at the big-league level makes him an uncomfortable lineup option in both DFS contests and season-long formats. Over 172.2 career innings, Hoffman has posted a 6.05 ERA (5.01 xFIP) and 1.59 WHIP.
Hoffman is expected to start Thursday against Washington, Patrick Saunders of The Denver Post reports.
Some reports when Hoffman was called up Sunday suggested that he'd pitch out of the bullpen, but there may have been a change of plans. The 26-year-old has made seven starts for the Rockies this season. His 6.75 ERA isn't good even when Coors Field is taken into account.
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