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With Scott Oberg out and Wade Davis stuggling, Rockies face tough decision at closer


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.