The Rockies and Phillies will tee it-up twice today in a day-night double-header at Citizens’ Bank Park in Philadelphia. Game 1 is at 11:05 MDT, with the night-cap at 4:35. Right-hander Tyler Chatwood (4-4, 5.53) will go for the Rockies, along with the entire lineup posted by Jim Tracy for Saturday’s rained-out contest. Saturday’s scheduled starter, lefty Cole Hamels (14-6, 3.04), and lineup are on for the Phillies as well.
The second game will be a battle of rookies, achey-breaky left-hander Drew Pomeranz (1-8, 4.93) for Colorado and righty Tyler Cloyd (1-1, 2.77) for Philadelphia. Pomeranz is coming-off a dreary, albeit shut-out, three inning appearance Tuesday in the Rockies’ 6-0 victory over Atlanta. Cloyd in contrast is looking like The Next Big Thing. Called-up August 29 to fill-in for Hamels, Cloyd has made two starts, allowing 4 runs on 11 hits with 14 strike-outs after a 15-1/2.26 season between AA Reading and AAA Lehigh Valley.
The storm has moved-on. It’ll be 74° under partly cloudy skies for the first pitch of game 1. Humidity is down to 47%. Wind will blow-in from left-center at 7 mph.
ROOT has TV for both games. Radio KOA 850 am.
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