Rockies’ Kris Bryant returns to field in positive recovery sign from plantar fasciitis

Kris Bryant’s tumultuous first season with the Rockies hit a positive note on Thursday night against the Dodgers.

Bryant, Despite persistent plantar fascia problems, was healthy enough to play left field to open Colorado’s four-game homestand against Los Angeles. Bryant had DH’d in his previous two games while dealing with significant pain in his left leg.

We are confident about (his health). So is Chris, and that’s the point. That’s something he has to manage along with the coaches and coaching staff. “He feels very empowered.”

Since returning from IL (Return) on June 27th, Bryant has had 7 doubles, 5 home runs and 10 RBIs with a .329 batting average.

There is speculation According to Daniel Bard, multiple teams are interested in trading for the Rockies closer Thursday report from MLB.com reporter Mark Feinsand. Bard, 37, is a pending free agent before Tuesday’s trade deadline.

Bard entered Thursday night’s game tied for fifth in the National League with 21 saves this season. The veteran right-hander earned the save in each of his last 12 appearances with a 0.74 ERA in that span. The feat is even more impressive when you consider Bard, who took six years off before making his MLB return in 2020 with the Rockies.

“There is no overall workload,” Black said. He is gifted with free and easy movement, which is good for health and stable. which cancels the blackout of six years. All guys who hit the field in their late 30s or 40s have an arm action that is durable and basically healthy.

Bard this year has shown remarkable determination to bounce back from a lackluster 2021. Bard went 7-8 with a 5.21 ERA last season.

“He’s learned a lot about himself, his stuff and his style,” Black said.


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Dodgers LHP Julio Urias (9-6, 2.72 ERA) at Rockies RHP Chad Kohl (6-5, 4.48)6:40 p.m. Friday, Coors FieldTelevision: ATTRMRadio: 850 AM/94.1 FM

After his worst game of the season last week in Milwaukee, Kohl is aiming to bounce back on Friday. The right-hander was pulled with two outs in the third inning after giving up five earned runs on five hits. Kohl has been outstanding at times this season — including a three-hit, complete game on June 27 against the Dodgers. But Kohl has been out of it after posting a 9.00 ERA in his last four starts. He is 3-2 lifetime with a 3.41 ERA against LA in five starts. Urias hasn’t recorded a loss in over two months (June 12 at Giants). He is 4-2 over his career in starts against the Rockies with a 5.23 ERA.

Popular: CJ Crone entered Thursday night among the NL leaders in home runs (22, 7), RBI (71, 3), hits (107, 7) and total bases (197, 4). He is the third first baseman in franchise history, joining Todd Helton and Andres Galarraga.

Topic: The Dodgers have had the upper hand against Colorado in recent history. Entering Thursday night, the Rockies were 17-40 in their last 57 games against Los Angeles. Colorado is 11-19 at Coors Field in that span.

Bring up the possibilitiesSaturday: Dodgers LHP Clayton Kershaw (7-2, 2.49) at Rockies LHP Kyle Freeland (5-7, 4.64), 6:10 p.m., ATTRMS Sunday: Dodgers RHP Tony Gonsolin (11-1, 2.26) at Rockies RHP Germán M. 6-8, 5.25), 1:10 p.m., ATTRM



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