In a moment of terror, the Rockies began Ryan Feltner was hit in the head with a Nick Castellanos drive in the second inning of tonight’s game. Feltner immediately fell to the ground but appeared alert and coherent, and he left the field on his own, with the support of the team coaches.
After the game, Rockies manager Bud Black told reporters (including Patrick Lyons of DNVR Rockies podcast) that Feltner is undergoing tests at a local hospital and details of those tests will be known tomorrow. It looks like Feltner will be put on the seven-day concussion list for at least preventive purposes, and if he can recover quickly from any symptoms, he might even be didn’t miss a game because the Rockies had a day off on Thursday.
Feltner allowed four runs in four walks and two hits in the first inning of Saturday’s game, and his ERA is currently at 5.86 to 35 1/3 turns and eight spawns play for Colorado this season. It looks like Feltner is on the right track after a strong trio of starts from April 20 to May 3, but his most recent start was also tough, as he let it happen four times. in 3 frames 1/3 against the Mets on May 7.
This is the 26-year-old Feltner’s third MLB season, after being picked by the Rockies in the fourth round of the 2018 draft. He only has an ERA of 6.16 to 103 2/3 innings (starting 21 out of 22 games). ) in 2021-22, but a lack of depth when pitching has ensured Feltner will have another shot on the Colorado rotation this year. That depth was further extended by Germany Marquezseason-end Tommy John surgery, Antonio Senzatela limited to two starts due to recovery from knee surgery and his current elbow sprainrookie Noah Davis on IL 15 days with elbow inflammation, and now the possibility is Feltner may miss the time.