For now, it's unclear if Gray will miss more than one or two starts - the Rockies haven't called up another starting pitcher yet, instead opting to add another relief arm in Shane Carle.
The loss of Gray could end up being the biggest injury that the Colorado Rockies have suffered this season, and that includes the losses of Ian Desmond, David Dahl, Tom Murphy, Chad Qualls and Chad Bettis.
"It's a little odd", Gray told the Denver Post.
Matt Moore was struggling through a particularly grueling fourth inning against the Colorado Rockies.
"He hit (the wall) so hard that something had to give, and it was his clavicle."Needing only 4 strikeouts in 9 innings, the Rockie right-hander relied nearly exclusively on ground balls in the early going to work his way to win number one on the season, 5-0 at AT&T Park. He entered the game with a 1.33 ERA and a.223 batting average against over his last seven starts against the Rockies.
"It's just a day when all of us have a chance to say thanks and honor this man", Bochy said. He has nothing but time off now.
Much is expected of the 25-year-old right-hander in 2017.
Left-hander Chris Rusin, who relieved Gray in the fourth inning Thursday, pitched 3 1/3 innings as the Rockies defeated the Giants 3-1. Adam Ottavino got four outs in a row, Mike Dunn got one more and Greg Holland pitched the ninth for his sixth consecutive save this season. The Hall of Famer will be saluted on the field before the Giants face the Los Angeles Dodgers. For now, the rotation consists of Anderson, Tyler Chatwood, Antonio Senzatela and Kyle Freeland.
The Rockies (7-4) out-hit the Giants 7-5. He has not appeared in a major-league game. "That one was for Jenn", Crawford said.
Parker is hitting.143 this season, but has looked better in the last few days.
Chris Marrero, who took over in left on a double switch, was responsible for the loudest cheers of the day after breaking up Chatswood's flawless game bid with two down in the bottom of the sixth.
Black said Gray will continue to throw during his injury rehab to keep his arm in shape. By then, the Rockies hope first baseman Ian Desmond (broken hand), catcher Tom Murphy (broken arm) and outfielder David Dahl (stressed rib) are back with them.
"Especially the way Jon has been throwing the ball", Black said. "They do need to get it fixed, so this thing will heal quicker and we'll get him back sooner".