Dude, Where’s My Roll?

The Colorado Rockies have spent the better part of June trying to find some traction.  They won 4 of their first 5, including 2 in Cincinnati, broke-even in a 10-game home stand, and then stunk-it-up on a 2-7 road trip.  They’ve split the first 2 on the current 7-game home stretch, and have an opportunity to step-up in the National League West hierarchy with 15 intra-division match-ups in the little over two weeks remaining until the All Star Break.  Absent a move with Dexter Fowler, who’s out of the lineup for a fourth-straight game, they’ll at least have a day without a roster move to concentrate on putting a winning-streak together.  They face the San Francisco Giants in the middle game of a 3-game series this afternoon at 2:10 pm MDT at Coors Field in Denver.

They have the right guy on the mound.  Jorge De La Rosa (8-4, 3.19) has been superior when his left-hand behaves.  Since battling first a cut and then a bruise earlier in the month the left-hander’s allowed only 2 earned runs over his last 13 innings.  He gave-up those runs in last Sunday’s win over the Nationals in Washington, when he scattered 7 hits over 6 innings.  The Giants will counter with right-hander Matt Cain (5-4, 4.54), who’s allowed only 6 earned runs in his last 4 appearances.  Cain also pitched Sunday, losing to the Marlins.  He surrendered 3 runs on 6 hits in 6 innings.

Newest Rockie Corey Dickerson will take Fowler’s spot atop the Colorado batting order and in center-field. The RWO management team will be thrilled to see veteran Todd Helton batting 5th at 1st-base. Yorvit Torrealba will catch De La Rosa, and the Black Bean Jonny Herrera will bat 8th at short.  San Francisco manager Bruce Bochy’s pencilled-in some unfamiliar names for the Giants.  Tony Abreu’s at 2nd-base, Juan Perez is in center and Guillermo Quiroz will catch.

It’s cooled-off a bit in Denver after last night’s post-game thunder shower.  Skies will be partly cloudy with temperatures in the low 80°s.  A mild breeze will blow in from right-field with 35% relative humidity.  No surprises with the broadcasts:  TV’s on ROoT, radio KOA.

Andres Torres (S) LF
Tony Abreu (S) 2B
Buster Posey (R) 1B
Hunter Pence (R) RF
Pablo Sandoval (S) 3B
Juan Perez (R) CF
Guillermo Quiroz (R) C
Brandon Crawford (L) SS
Matt Cain (R) P
COLORADO (40-41)
Corey Dickerson (L) CF
DJ LeMahieu (R) 2B
Carlos Gonzalez (L) LF
Michael Cuddyer (R) RF
Todd Helton (L) 1B
Nolan Arenado (R) 3B
Yorvit Torrealba (R) C
Jonathan Herrera (S) SS
Jorge De La Rosa (L) P



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8 years ago

“when he scattered 7 runs over 6 innings”

Did you mean 7 hits?

8 years ago

Dude, Where’s My Roll…classic…

8 years ago

To answer your question, “where’s my roll?”, NoDo rolled the ball to CF for the walk off.

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