Worth noting

Worth noting

• Left-hander Josh Outman gave up two hits and struck out two on Monday, in his second of back-to-back appearances at Double-A Tulsa. He will pitch again on Thursday, then the Rockies will evaluate him for a return, manager Jim Tracy said.

• Jordan Pacheco received his second straight start at third base on Tuesday, in place of Chris Nelson. Nelson participated in right-hander Jeremy Guthrie's simulated game at PETCO Park on Tuesday afternoon.

Nelson is nursing a wrist injury, which is part of the reason Pacheco started. Pacheco also hit better than .400 in Triple-A, and Tracy is hoping to take advantage of a good swing. Nelson says the wrist is improving gradually. He wears a stiff brace when hitting.

• Catcher Ramon Hernandez was back in the lineup on Tuesday night after being scratched before Monday night's game against the Padres with left hand soreness. The injury occurred on a swing earlier this season and bothers Hernandez occasionally. Rookie Wilin Rosario threw out a runner attempting to steal on Monday, and is 6-for-12 against attempted basestealers. Hernandez is 7-for-18, and the Rockies catchers' combined 43.3 percent is second-highest in the Majors to the D-backs.

• Rockies left-hander Drew Pomeranz, who was hit on the right thigh by a line drive on Monday night and left the game after three innings, said all he felt Tuesday was "expected soreness." He expects to be OK for his next start.