The Rockies begin a ten-game road trip against divisional opponents tonight at division leader Arizona at 7:40 p.m. MT. The visitors are coming off a disappointing 3-4 home stand. With a 42-44 record, they are 2.5 games out of first place just ahead of the charging Dodgers by a game. The Padres and Giants are in the basement 4.5 games back.
Jorge De La Rosa (8-4, 3.09) will attempt to help the Rox reel in the Dbacks this weekend whom start rookie Tyler Skaggs (1-1, 5.40). The weekend series will be a test of the rotation. Were the Dodgers simply that hot regardless of the quality of opposing starters or was the rotation exposed as mirror and smokes?
The odds are stacked against the Bunnies breaking their bats out tonight. CarGo is being held out of the game tonight due to a sore back. Naturally that meant Tyler Colvin is starting in CF batting 7th which can only aid Skaggs’ K, RISP, and ERA stats. Josh Rutledge starts at shortstop batting eighth. He has yet to show that he can hit over a series of games. To add to the list of challenges, Jordan Pacheco is at the bottom of all first basemen rankings in the wRC category.
The game will be aired on ROOT and 850 AM radio. Chase Field has a retractable roof which makes weather a non-issue.
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