• National League batting leader Michael Cuddyer, hitting .331, rolled over on his left wrist and suffered a bruised right forearm making a diving catch in Wednesday night's 4-3 loss to the Cardinals and didn't start Thursday. He hopes to return to the lineup Friday.
• Rockies righty Chad Bettis is often referred to as "The Bus" -- the same nickname former Rams and Steelers running back Jerome Bettis carried through a career that will likely land him in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Chad Bettis wears 35, one digit lower than the number the football player wore. He smiled and said he is considering wearing No. 36.
A sweet story: Bettis said that through elementary school and middle school, many of his classmates, not caring at all about racial differences, earnestly asked if he was a relative of the NFL player.
Thomas Harding is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, Hardball in the Rockies, and follow him on Twitter @harding_at_mlb. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.