The Colorado Rockies will aim to start the new week off right with a victory to secure their 3-game weekend series with the Los Angeles Dodgers at 2:10 pm MDT Sunday afternoon at Coors Field in Denver. The Rockies will be looking to build some early June momentum as they move into the summer portion of the schedule 2-1/2 games out of the National League West Division lead. They’ll send Jorge De La Rosa
(6-3, 3.16) to the mound to face right-hander Matt Magill (0-0, 5.50), recalled to cover for Hyun-Jin Ryu, who has a bruised foot.
De La Rosa, who historically performs poorly against the Dodgers, pitched 7 innings Tuesday in Houston, allowing one run on 5 hits and 2 walks. He struck-out 4 but wasn’t around to get the win when “Big Money Michael” Cuddyer drove-in Troy Tulowitzki to give Colorado its sole win over the Astros in last week’s home and home. De La Rosa got drubbed versus LA in an April 30 appearance at Dodger Stadium, allowing 6 runs in only 4 innings of work. Colorado gets a break as Ryu had his way with Colorado that same day, striking-out 12 in 6 innings of Los Angeles’ 6-2 win. Ryu was also coming-off a complete-game shut-out of LAAo’A on Tuesday.
Tulowitzki, who along with Big Money Michael has been leading the offensive charge for the Rockies, gets a Sunday afternoon rest, with Jonny “Sparkplug” Herrera penciled in at short and batting 8th. Cuddyer moves into Tulowitzki’s clean-up spot and Wilin Rosario is back catching and hitting 5th. Nick Punto’s leading-off at 2nd-base for Don Mattingly’s Dodgers, who’ll field a lineup that bears no resemblance to what LA was planning to pummel people with back in March.
As the headline suggests, the weather at Coors Field will be as good as it gets, with clear skies, warm temperatures, low humidity, and a 6 MPH wind that’ll blow-out to left-center. TV’s on RoOT, radio KOA.
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