Second baseman Orlando Hudson, who is on the 15-day disabled list after sustaining a groin strain on May 25, ran the bases, fielded ground balls and took batting practice at Coors Field on Monday. He could begin a rehab assignment on Wednesday. Ryan Ludwick has hit safely seven straight games and in 26 of 30 since May 11. He's batting .354 with four home runs and 25 RBIs during that stretch. He leads the team with 40 RBIs. Rockies: Leadoff suits CarGo
Carlos Gonzalez has hit leadoff in all seven games during his current seven-game hitting streak. Overall, he's hitting .417 in eight games as the leadoff hitter this season. Rockies right-hander Esmil Rogers, completing rehab for a right lat strain, will pitch for Triple-A Colorado Springs on Tuesday in Las Vegas.
Center fielder Dexter Fowler, out with a lower left abdominal injury, took batting practice Monday and could begin a rehab assignment for Colorado Springs on Tuesday.Worth noting
Nine of San Diego's last 19 games have been decided by one run. Also, 16 of their last 22 have been decided by two or fewer. San Diego's Chris Denorfia is batting .326 with six doubles, a triple, four home runs and 21 runs scored in his last 47 games since April 13. The Padres have a .350 (14-26) winning percentage at home, the lowest in the Major Leagues.