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"A 3-2 changeup, it takes a lot of courage to do that," Tracy said. "If he missed the game's tied."
Chris Iannetta had three hits and Tulowitzki had two for Colorado, which has lost five of six.
Losing another in a long season was not the Rockies' biggest concern. Nicasio's prognosis dominated their thoughts.
"There was an awful lot of game effort after what happened," Tracy said. "After that incident occurred I didn't know which way that game was going to go. But you have to finish the job."
The Rockies have dealt with tragedy before. Last year team president Keli S. McGregor died suddenly and four years ago minor league coach Mike Coolbaugh died after being struck by a line drive while coaching first base during a Double-A game.
Nicasio's injury brought those memories to the forefront.
"It's been a tough year already," Tulowitzki said. "There have been quiet a few things in the last couple of years that have happened to this organization and touched our hearts."
NOTES: Rockies OF Carlos Gonzalez (right wrist strain) went 1 for 5 with Triple-A Colorado Springs as part of a rehab assignment. ... Colorado's Jhoulys Chacin will be matched against Washington's Livan Hernandez in Saturday's game. Chacin has a career ERA of 3.39, the lowest in franchise history for a pitcher with at least 40 starts. His .214 opponents' batting average is a franchise best, too. Hernandez was 3-3 with a 8.03 ERA in eight starts for the Rockies in 2008. ... Iannetta extended his hit streak to five games.
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