08/01/12 8:15 PM ET
Giambi ready to resume baseball activities
By Trey Scott / MLB.com
"The big test will be how the stuff I do today goes," Giambi said. "I feel a lot better now. But first I've got to start. Like I said, I haven't really done much."
Helton, Cuddyer out of the lineup vs. Cards
DENVER -- The same flu-like symptoms that struck Dexter Fowler on Tuesday got to Todd Helton on Wednesday, making Helton unavailable for the Rockies' game against the Cardinals.Fowler was unavailable on Tuesday night, but will be able to pinch-hit Wednesday if needed. "I feel better, got a stomach ache and chills," Fowler said. "I feel a little weak." Neither case is believed to be anything more than a stomach sickness, which should pass by the end of the week. Also out for Wednesday's game is Michael Cuddyer, who's dealing with a sore right oblique. "I'm very hopeful it's only a day and he'll be back in there [soon]," manager Jim Tracy said. Tyler Colvin started in place of Helton at first base, and Andrew Brown started in right field for Cuddyer.
Jorge De La Rosa threw a bullpen session on Wednesday. The left-hander is out for the season after undergoing Tommy John surgery last June. Carlos Gonzalez has a chance Wednesday night to tie Larry Walker for the longest home hitting streak in Rockies history. Walker hit in 30 consecutive games from May to July of 2002. Gonzalez notched his 29th straight game with a hit Tuesday night with an RBI single in the first inning.
Trey Scott is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.