No Way Jose

The Colorado Rockies will look to take the 2nd of 3 weekend games in a weekend series in south Florida on the heels of a refreshing come-from-behind low-scoring win over the Miami Marlins Friday night, 3-2. They’ll send Jeff Manship (0-3, 7.80) to the hill to face Miami stand-out Jose Fernandez (9-5, 2.41).

The journeyman Manship will be making his fourth start for Colorado. He’s lost the first three.  It went poorly on Monday when he went 5 innings and allowed 5 runs on 6 hits.  The Rockies scored four times in the last three innings that night but came up short.  Fernandez is a big 21 year-old rookie right-hander out of Santa Clara, Cuba.  He beat the Rockies on July 23 at Coors Field, going 7 and allowing 2 runs on 5 hits, striking-out 8.  Todd Helton took him deep.  Fernandez went 6 Monday against the Dodgers, handing them a rare defeat by holding them to 1 run on 4 hits.

Helton will hit 5th in Colorado manager Walt Weiss lineup.  Corey Dickerson’s in left-field hitting 2nd.  DJ Le Mahieu moves down to 8th.  Mike Redmond is using the same group that went-down to Jhoulys Chacin, Adam Ottoavino and Rex Brothers.

It looks to be an open-roof affair tonight in Miami, 84° under cloudy skies with 69% relative humidity. It’ll be windy early, 11 MPH out of left field.  Jerry and Jack are on KHOW 630 again tonight as the Bronco’s host a pivotal exhibition game against the Rams on KOA.  The ROoT group’s got the TV.

COLORADO (60-70)
Dexter Fowler (S) CF
Corey Dickerson (L) LF
Troy Tulowitzki (R) SS
Michael Cuddyer (R) RF
Todd Helton (L) 1B
Wilin Rosario (R) C
Nolan Arenado (R) 3B
DJ LeMahieu (R) 2B
Jeff Manship (R) P
MIAMI (48-79)
Christian Yelich (L) LF
Donovan Solano (R) 2B
Giancarlo Stanton (R) RF
Logan Morrison (L) 1B
Ed Lucas (R) 3B
Adeiny Hechavarria (R) SS
Jake Marisnick (R) CF
Jeff Mathis (R) C
Jose Fernandez (R) P



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8 years ago

I saw very little of the game but is it a coincidence or not that it seems that one of the reasons the #5 starters don’t win is the Rockies don’t score runs for them. The rarely scored for Oswalt or Pomeranz (what happened to him) and I know Manship hasn’t pitched great but Rockies didn’t score any runs. I know a few months back Ag had some amazing stats about the Rockies offense when Oswalt pitched. Does that hold… Read more »

8 years ago

Not just fifth starter,but road offense in general.We have had some great pitching on the road[Atlanta series the exception] but never score any damn runs.The chasm between how ROX have played on the road compared to the “Evil Empire West”who lead the division make me realize we obviously need to increase the payroll to about 200 million to have a chance!

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