Andrew McCutchen's performance in the Home Run Derby was not overly impressive, but his moonshot against the Rockies on Tuesday most certainly was. The bomb went an estimated 442 feet, landing near a small eatery past the left-field bleachers in Coors Field. The big fly was McCutchen's 22nd of the year. He has gone deep six times in his last six games. In the National League, only the Brewers' Ryan Braun has more home runs -- he has 26. Neil Walker went 2-for-3 against the Rockies on Tuesday, successfully extending his hitting streak to 17 games with a single in the fifth inning. It is the second-longest active streak in baseball, behind only the 20-game hitting streak belonging to the Yankees' Robinson Cano. Rockies: Herrera admitted to hospital with infection
Jonathan Herrera became concerned about an infection on his left wrist early Tuesday morning and was admitted to a local hospital for treatment. The infection came from Herrera's wrist watch, Rockies manager Jim Tracy said. Herrera, a utility infielder, was added to the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to July 16. Chris Nelson underwent a successful procedure to shock his heart back into rhythm Tuesday at a local hospital. He was admitted a day earlier after telling Rockies officials he "felt funny." Nelson was diagnosed with an irregular heartbeat, and after waiting most of Tuesday out to see if his heart would return to a regular rhythm on its own, doctors were forced to shock it. Worth Noting
Pittsburgh is 3-2 against the Rockies this season. The Pirates won on Tuesday, 6-2.