Neil Walker went 3-for-4 in Monday's loss. The second baseman has now hit safely in 16 straight games. In July, Walker has 22 hits, second-most in baseball, behind only McCutchen. Alex Presley was activated from the seven-day disabled list on Monday. He hit first in the lineup and played left field, going 1-for-4 at the plate. Presley was removed from a July 3 game with concussion-like symptoms, which resulted from a diving attempt he made at a fly ball. Rockies: Nelson hospitalized
Chris Nelson was admitted to a hospital Monday with an irregular heartbeat. He has hit .256 with five home runs and 23 RBIs in 58 games while playing second and third base. Juan Nicasio will miss the remainder of the season after undergoing arthroscopic surgery Monday to remove floating materials in his left knee. The right-hander strained his knee on June 2, when he tried to field a hard-hit ball against the Dodgers. In 11 starts, Nicasio was 2-3 with a 5.28 ERA. Worth noting
The season series between Pittsburgh and Colorado is tied at two games apiece. In April, the Pirates took two of three games from the Rockies at PNC Park. If the Rockies can win on Tuesday or Wednesday, they'll have handed the Pirates their second straight series loss, which hasn't happened since Pittsburgh went 2-4 against both the Tigers and Mets from May 18-23.