The Pirates are in town for a series with the Rockies. After a few weeks on the DL with a fractured wrist, Troy Tulowitzki is back in the line-up.
The Rockies have been in a slump since the All-Star break and Tulo's strength back at short stop and leadership qualities are needed right now especially with veteran Todd Helton also on the DL.
During batting practice yesterday, Rockies closer Huston Street was hit hard by a line drive delivered from teammate Ian Stewart.
The ball hit Street in the pelvic area and apparently the pain was so intense that he passed out three or four times in route to a Denver hospital. Listed as day to day, Huston suffered an abdominal contusion and was released from the hospital before the game ended.
Today Ross Ohlendorf started for the Pirates and during the first inning he was hit in the head by a line drive from Troy Tulowitzki.
Ohlendorf was able to walk slowly off the field and into the dugout. No update on his condition as of the third inning.