Chad Bettis was scratched from his scheduled start with Triple-A Colorado Springs on Monday due to a sore right shoulder.
"He's got a tender shoulder," Rockies manager Walt Weiss said. "It's not out of the question that he could still show up here, but he's not making the start because he's got a sore shoulder." The righty has surrendered 11 runs on 18 hits and six walks across 8 2/3 frames over his last two starts, so it's possible he was dealing with soreness before Monday. The Rockies recently moved Bettis back to a starting role after using him in relief all season.
Kyle Lobstein will be recalled to start on Tuesday versus the Indians.
He'll remain in the rotation if he pitches well, as Kyle Ryan will be placed in the bullpen. Lobstein was effective in his first major league start Thursday against the Yankees, allowing two runs -- one earned -- on four hits and no walks over six innings. That said, he's really not much of a fantasy option.
Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said Monday that there remains no timetable for Anibal Sanchez (pectoral) to resume throwing.
Sanchez had a setback a week ago when scar tissue in his pectoral broke up as he was throwing on flat ground. Ausmus did say that the right-hander is feeling better, but he offered no hints as to how close Sanchez was to picking up a ball again. "It's good that he felt better today, but until he's completely pain-free, we won't do anything with him," Ausmus said.
Kolten Wong hit a game-tying two-run homer against the Pirates on Monday.
The Cardinals entered the bottom of the seventh down 4-2 before Kolten Wong hit a pinch-hit two-run homer to tie the game at 4-4. Wong was out of the lineup to start after hitting his head on the field on Sunday, but he passed concussion tests and was able to come through in dramatic fashion on Labor Day. Hopefully Wong is completely in the clear health-wise and will be able to add to his .252/.293/.404 slash. When he's going right, Wong has the power to help carry a squad.
Andrew McCutchen hit his 21st home run in a 5-4 loss to the Cardinals on Monday.
McCutchen's home run, a seventh inning solo shot, was estimated to travel 452-feet. He finished the game 2-for-5 with two runs scored and the one RBI. This season has been another MVP-caliber campaign by the all-world Pirates star, as he's slashing .307/.402/.532, to go with 21 home runs and 72 RBI.