Looking East

Shut-out and embarrassed with a short bench Saturday night, the Colorado Rockies still have a chance to leave Los Angeles with a season-split with the Dodgers in a 2:10 contest this afternoon at Dodger Stadium.  The Rockies will send recovering left-hander Jorge De La Rosa (0-1, 9.45) to the mound to face LA righty Josh Beckett (1-3, 3.16), he of the August 25 blockbuster trade that also brought Adrian Gonzalez, Nick Punto, and Carl Crawford to Los Angeles.

De La Rosa has not exactly “gone all Kris Medlen” [the Braves are seeking a major-league record 23rd consecutive win in a Medlen start this afternoon– it’s 3-0 Atlanta top of 3] since returning from Tommy John surgery.  He’s surrendered 7 earned runs in 6 2/3 innings of two starts.  Beckett went 5-11 with a 5.23 ERA for Boston prior to the big trade.  He was defeated 2-1 Tuesday by the Padres.  He allowed one earned run in 5 2/3 innings.  He gave up 5 hits, walked 2, and struck-out 7.

The rumors Colorado would start Rafael Betancourt in center, Guillermo Moscoso at catcher and lefty Rex Brothers at 3rd base have proved to be unfounded.  In fact Jose Ortega has been called-up and will be in center, batting 2nd.  Jordan Pacheco will catch and Chris Nelson is at 3rd.  LA has Mark Ellis back in at 2nd base, leading-off.  Left-fielder Shane Victorino is up to 2nd, and Andre Ethier moves down to the 7-hole.

It’s a hot one at Chavez Ravine this afternoon, 92° under clear skies.  There’s 10% humidity and wind will blow out to left at 5 mph.  There’s television coverage this afternoon for a change, on ROOT Sports.  KOA 850 am has the radio broadcast.

COLORADO (62-96)
Josh Rutledge (R) SS
Jose Ortega CF
Jordan Pacheco (R) C
Andrew Brown (R) RF
Chris Nelson (R) 3B
Charlie Blackmon (L) LF
Matt McBride (R) 1B
DJ LeMahieu (R) 2B
Jorge De La Rosa (L) P
LOS ANGELES (83-75)
Mark Ellis (R) 2B
Shane Victorino (S) LF
Matt Kemp (R) CF
Adrian Gonzalez (L) 1B
Hanley Ramirez (R) SS
Luis Cruz (R) 3B
Andre Ethier (L) RF
A.J. Ellis (R) C
Josh Beckett (R) P

 


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jaredean
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jaredean
8 years ago

Word is Ortega was called up. Here is a cool pic of himtaking pic of his name in Rox lineup. http://t.co/uvpbv4YT

Although I laughed pretty hard at your “lineup” above! I do think brothers would be better in right with that arm!

jaredean
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jaredean
8 years ago

@TroyRenck: CarGo happy for Ortega but says what I was thinking “he looks like he’s 10.”

Julian
Julian
8 years ago

Why did Ortega, who played at Modesto, get the start, versus someone like Wheeler or Dickerson? Couldn’t Blackmon play CF in a pinch? Or did the callup go to the first guy who could show up in LA?

Mike Raysfan
Mike Raysfan
8 years ago
Reply to  Julian

If you believed the broadcast crew, it was because he was playing in AZ and ready to go. Sounds like they want to give him a look see.

ProgMatinee
ProgMatinee
8 years ago

guess managment sent the letter to remind these guys of the importance in locking up the 3rd pick.

Bill
Bill
8 years ago

1 run in 3 games? You gotta be kidding me.

Cisco Kid
Cisco Kid
8 years ago

Well, the Rox laid down and played dead to the Giants a few weeks ago when they were swept in a 4-game series in SF so they felt they needed to be equal opportunity quitters and did the same for the Dodgers.

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