Things went from bad to worse for the Rockies when manager Walt Weiss had to be hospitalized prior to last night’s game against the Los Angeles Angels for severe abdominal pains which he had been experiencing for several days. Weiss had to undergo an emergency appendectomy. No doubt the Rockies’ struggles contributed to this malady. Weiss is expected to be released from the hospital later today.
Bench coach Tom Runnells filled in for Weiss last night. Unfortunately for the Rockies, they lost 2-1 in 11 innings to extend their losing streak to 11 games. This is their longest losing streak since 2000. The Rockies begin a four game series tonight against the Dodgers before returning home to host the Philadelphia Phillies in a battle of last place teams.
No timetable has been released as to when Weiss will return to the dugout.