Rockies' Chacin leaves game with injury

8:43 PM, Apr 19, 2013   |    comments
DENVER, CO - APRIL 19: Starting pitcher Jhoulys Chacin #45 of the Colorado Rockies delivers to home plate during the first inning against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Coors Field on April 19, 2013 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)
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DENVER (AP) - Rockies starter Jhoulys Chacin was pulled from Friday night's game against the Arizona Diamondbacks with an injury after throwing his 100th pitch, becoming the first Colorado pitcher to reach that number since last June.

The last time a Colorado starter reached the 100 mark in pitches was June 12, a stretch of 117 games, according to STATS. It was the longest string in the majors since records started being kept by STATS in 1988. Before the Rockies' streak, the longest string of starters not throwing 100 pitches in a game was held by Washington, which went 33 games from Aug. 31, 2011, to April 10, 2012.

The team had not yet announced the nature of Chacin's injury. Chacin was seen grabbing his lower left back after throwing his fourth pitch to Arizona's Cody Ross with one out in the seventh. He was replaced by reliever Wilton Lopez.

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