It’s a clash of titans tonight at Coors Field in Denver as the 59-94 Chicago Cubs visit the 59-94 Colorado Rockies. Colorado sends left-hander Jorge De La Rosa to the mound in what will be his only start of 2012 at the old ball yard. De La Rosa made his first start since undergoing Tommy John surgery in June 2011 last Thursday in a losing cause to the Giants. He allowed 5 earned-runs on 7 hits in 3 2/3 innings. The Cubs will roll-out a lefty as well, Chris Rusin (1-2, 6.00), who makes his fifth major league start. Rusin went 5 innings against the Reds a week ago, surrendering 5 runs on 10 hits for no decision in a 6-5 Cincinnati victory.
Cubs manager Dale Sveum’s lineup contains a number of names Rockies fans may remember from Colorado’s stop at Wrigley Field in late August, when they lost 2 of 3. 5′-9″ tall rookie Dave Sappelt is leading-off in right-field. The MFL has shortstop Josh Rutledge leading-off for the Rockies. Tyler Colvin bats 2nd in center-field for the ailing Dexter Fowler. Andrew Brown will be in left; Matt McBride in right.
Rain is in the forecast for Denver this evening. Temperature will drop into the 50s as the game progresses, and the chance of rain will increase in the middle innings. Wind will blow-in from left-center at about 6 mph, and relative humidity will increase rapidly from 50% at game-time. TV’s on ROOT Sports and radio is KOA 850 am.
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