The Colorado Rockies entered their game against the Miami Marlins Wednesday night in search of their first win of the 2014 season. Things started off well for them, as they charged out to a 6-1 lead.
As the game wore on things got a bit more nervous for the Rockies, with the Marlins closing the gap to just two runs. But then, far more important than the results of this game, everybody in Colorado held their breath as Carlos Gonzalez was pulled from the game due to some type of injury or discomfort.
For now it sounds like the move was precautionary because CarGo was experiencing some dizziness.
#Rockies saying CarGo left with dizziness.
— Patrick Saunders (@psaundersdp) April 3, 2014
#Rockies training staff says OF Carlos Gonzalez was removed as a precaution after experiencing dizziness
— Thomas Harding (@harding_at_mlb) April 3, 2014
It’s possible that the Rockies will decide to hold CarGo out of Thursday’s game, an afternoon first pitch, as a precaution this early in the season. Besides, manager Walt Weiss made the decision to keep six outfielders on the 25 man roster to start the regular season, so why not, right?
Anybody who knows the story of the Rockies the last few seasons knows that their hope starts and ends with this: “If Carlos Gonzalez and Troy Tulowitzki stay healthy.” It looks like the Rockies have little to worry about in this case, but it was still the last thing they wanted to see in the opening week of their 2014 campaign.