Corey Dickerson (foot) is out of the Rockies' lineup for the second game of Wednesday's doubleheader against the Diamondbacks.
Dickerson had a flare-up of his plantar fasciitis so he'll get a rest in the nightcap. It's unclear whether the recurrence will force him to miss any time beyond Wednesday. Rafael Ynoa started in left field for the Rockies in Wednesday night's game.
Aaron Hill finished 4-for-5 with a home run and four RBI as the Diamondbacks defeated the Rockies 13-7 in the first half of Wednesday's doubleheader.
Hill lined out to center in his first at-bat, but he singled in the third, slugged a three-run blast in the fourth, singled again in the sixth, and then plated Arizona's 12th run of the game with an RBI single in the eighth. The veteran infielder is still batting just .246/.281/.377 on the season, but maybe his bat is finally starting to wake up. He started at second base Wednesday.
Josh Collmenter notched a win Wednesday despite surrendering five earned runs in seven innings to the Rockies.
Collmenter struck out five and didn't issue a walk, but the potent Colorado offense pounded him for 10 hits -- including three home runs. Arizona's offense matched that output and then some, tallying 13 runs on 18 hits. Collmenter will carry a 3-3 record, 3.40 ERA, and 1.18 WHIP into his next start at home against the Padres.
Tyler Matzek allowed four earned runs in two innings Wednesday as the Rockies dropped the first half of a doubleheader against the Diamondbacks.
Matzek was originally expected to pitch Monday, but back-to-back rainouts pushed him into an odd Wednesday afternoon start. And he did not look sharp, yielding six walks and three hits en route to his first loss of the 2015 season. The 24-year-old left-hander is now 2-1 with a 4.09 ERA and 1.82 WHIP in 22 innings.
Yasiel Puig (hamstring) will serve as the designated hitter for High-A Rancho Cucamonga on Thursday.
Puig still hadn't resumed running the bases as of Wednesday morning, so it will be interesting to find out how he fares on the basepaths should he reach base. Even so, it's a definite step in the right direction for the outfielder, who is on the disabled list with a left hamstring strain. There's still a chance Puig comes off the DL after his 15 days are up.
Stephen Strasburg (shoulder) played catch Wednesday after leaving Tuesday's start with an apparent injury.
FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal heard Strasburg left Tuesday with a "cramp" and that a chiropractor adjusted him Wednesday. Whatever the issue, it's promising that he was feeling good enough to throw a day after exiting. The Nationals are still trying to assess the issue, and his status for his next scheduled start is still very much up in the air.
Jake McGee (elbow) is scheduled to pitch for Triple-A Durham on Friday.
The southpaw will likely have at least two more appearances with the Rays' Triple-A affiliate before being activated. McGee hasn't thrown a pitch for the Rays yet this season after offseason elbow surgery. Still, the expectation is that he'll eventually regain the closer job once healthy.
Sean Doolittle (shoulder) will face live hitters Friday.
That's three days earlier than previously scheduled, a good sign for the lefty's recovery from a rotator cuff injury. Doolittle should be back sometime in May, barring any setbacks.