80° and Sunny

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.

LOS ANGELES (23-31)
Nick Punto (S) 2B
Juan Uribe (R) 3B
Adrian Gonzalez (L) 1B
Scott Van Slyke (R) LF
Tim Federowicz (R) C
Andre Ethier (L) RF
Luis Cruz (R) SS
Skip Schumaker (L) CF
Matt Magill (R) P
COLORADO (29-27)
Dexter Fowler (S) CF
DJ LeMahieu (R) 2B
Carlos Gonzalez (L) LF
Michael Cuddyer (R) RF
Wilin Rosario (R) C
Todd Helton (L) 1B
Nolan Arenado (R) 3B
Jonathan Herrera (S) SS
Jorge De La Rosa (L) P

 


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rockymountainhigh
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rockymountainhigh
7 years ago

If that make anybody feel better about the rox losing series to the Astros, the Mets just got swept by the Marlins. That after the Mets swept the Yankees. Also Astros playing well at angels.

rockymountainhigh
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rockymountainhigh
7 years ago

Jeem, I think you are right that all runners are counted as LOBs even if the inning ends on GIDP.

Bob in Indy
Bob in Indy
7 years ago

I disagree completely. Hitting into a DP leaves 2 on base.

Miketober
Miketober
7 years ago
Reply to  Bob in Indy

I’m with Bob. I googled for it and couldn’t find anything definitive either way.

Bob in Indy
Bob in Indy
7 years ago

From Wikipedia: “A baserunner is said to be left on base (abbreviated LOB) or stranded when the half-inning ends and he has not scored or been put out. This includes a batter-runner who has hit into a fielder’s choice, causing another runner to be put out as the 3rd out.[5] If, during the final half-inning of a walk-off game, a batter hits a game-winning single with the bases loaded to break the tie, any men left on do not count… Read more »

Miketober
Miketober
7 years ago

Houston beat the LA Angels 2-0 yesterday, and they are up 3-2 on LA right now. Just our luck that we catch them during a rare hot streak.

Bill
Bill
7 years ago

Bob in WV is correct. If the bases are loaded and the batter grounds in a double play, 2 men are left on base.

Bill
Bill
7 years ago

Didn’t realize covering the Rockies for the DP was such a tough job. The (very) short blurb on DenverPost.com about today’s game was written by Adrian Dater the DP’s hockey writer. Guess Saunders and Renck must be tired from all the day games.

elrodvt
elrodvt
7 years ago

Hope Dexter hits 8 HR every other month. 😉
Despite his terrible May he’s still close to .300 / .400 OBP with 10 HR.
Not bad at all…

Bob in Indy
Bob in Indy
7 years ago

While I have kept scorebooks for games over the years and can do that now without much effort, I’m still stuck on one thing. How the heck do you score that situation a few weeks ago where the Brewers had runners on second and first and after the rundown the guy originally on first was out and the runner originally on second to start the play ended up safely on first. Is that somehow a negative stolen base? I doubt… Read more »

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