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Rockies News: Austin Gomber Leaves Start Early on Saturday with Possible Injury

Adam Taylor McKillop
Colorado Rockies starting pitcher Austin Gomber left his start early on Saturday with possible injury due to forearm tightness.
Colorado Rockies starting pitcher Austin Gomber left his start early on Saturday with possible injury due to forearm tightness. / Matthew Stockman/Getty Images
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The 2021 MLB season is one that Colorado Rockies fans will quickly want to forget. Colorado is just 30-42 and sits 15.5 games back of the first-place San Francisco Giants in the NL West.

Thanks to the slow start, the Rockies are even exploring a potential trade deadline deal for their two-time All-Star shortstop Trevor Story. Part of Colorado's struggles come from a pitching staff that has not performed well and ranks 27th in the MLB with a 4.94 team ERA.

The pitching staff caught another tough break on Saturday as Rockies starter Austin Gomber was forced to leave his start early after just 2.0 innings with forearm tightness.

Austin Gomber Injury Update

Following the game, the team announced this was done out of "precautionary reasons," but any signs of pitching arm injuries are always troubling. On the year, Gomber has been the Rockies' most reliable starting pitcher with his 3.68 ERA and 1.072 WHIP in 15 starts and 78.1 innings pitched.

Gomber has had a history of injury troubles - he missed the entire 2019 season with shoulder and biceps issues. Turning this season around will be a big challenge and Colorado is likely focused on maintaining the health of their young talent. The 27-year-old lefty should be further evaluated on Sunday.


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