The Rockies did their fans and Dick Monfort a huge favor last night by delaying the end of 7th inning alcohol sales stoppage by about an hour last night. Colorado paraded 12 batters to the plate including pinch hitter Brandon Barnes twice while Texas staged their own parade of pitchers by making two pitching changes. When the hitting clinic was over, about 45 minutes had elapsed for the Rockies’ half of the 6th inning, enough time for the fans to purchase one or two extra beers at the Rooftop Party Deck to help bankroll Dick Monfort’s team.
Now comes the difficult part for Colorado when they go on a seven-game, three-city trip. It is part of the 16 of the next 22 games on the road trekking around the country. The road record currently stands at 8-9 in which three losses were in Miami. They own the best home record in all of baseball at 17-5. The Rockies are next with a 13-5 record at Coors Field. The Rockies are starting to creep on the national baseball map. Tulo is playing as if he is from another planet while NoDo is on the major league’s longest active hit streak which stands at 26, one short of club record held by Money. It doesn’t hurt that NoDo is a one-man highlight reel show plastered all over the national baseball shows to bring attention to Colorado. The most recent recent release of the power ratings by CBS Sports has the men in purple stripes sitting at #4 in all of baseball.
Jorge De La Rosa (3-3) will oppose righty Colby Lewis (2-1) tonight. De La Rosa is 3-1 with a 2.63 ERA in his last four starts, using his fastball and cutter to set up his changeup. Corey Dickerson is the DH tonight at the AL ball park. Since CarGo went 5-5 last night, Walt Weiss must have decided to keep Tulo-CarGo third and fourth in the batting order. Mike McKenry starts at catcher while DJ LeMahieu bats in 9-hole. With a victory tonight, the Rockies (21-14) will be tied with the San Francisco Giants (21-13) for first place thanks to Pittsburgh’s 4-3 win over the Giants today.
Wednesday 5/7, 6:05 PM MT at Globe Life Park in Arlington
Radio: COL: KOA 850 TEX: 103.3 ESPN , Rangers Radio Network, 1540am ESPN Deportes
TV: COL: ROOT SPORTS TEX: FSSW