The ninth inning is once again a troubling black hole for the Rockies.
Right-hander Scott Oberg, their best and most consistent pitcher this season, had emerged as a shining light, especially at Coors Field, where he posted a 1.71 ERA in 28 appearances without allowing a single home run. That’s no easy trick.
But Oberg was placed on the 10-day injured list Sunday with axillary artery thrombosis (blood clots) in his right arm. He was hospitalized Saturday, and although a procedure dissolved the clot, he’ll be out for the rest of the season.