With the Phillies’ Jerome Williams pitching today at 11:35 a.m. MDT, Walt Weiss has an interesting lineup alternating LH and RH hitters through the entire lineup. It remains to be seen if Weiss takes DonnyDinger’s advice of playing standard defense on Cody Asche or any other soft hitting hitters. D.J. LeMahieu and Nolan Arenado has great range to cover the weak ground balls deep in the holes.
With a victory today, the Rockies would improve to 14-13 away from Coors, The irony is that they are stumbling at home with just a 8-13 record. Actually Colorado has the third best road record in the NL behind only San Francisco (14-11) and St. Louis (13-11). While the Rockies are playing well against teams outside of their own division, they are only 11-19 against the NL West teams. The good records (6-3 and 4-2) against NL teams outside of the West is very deceiving as most of them were against bottom feeders (Cincy, Philly, and Milwaukee). It is imperative that they finish off the Phillies and get their swagger back against winning teams.
Kyle Kendrick has been named to oppose Clayton Kershaw tomorrow while Jorge De La Rosa will go Tuesday against the Dodgers in one of the doubleheader games.