The Colorado Rockies face another tough lefty this evening when they step-in against 2012 AL Cy Young Award winner David Price (1-2, 5.21) of the Tampa Bay Rays in a 6:10 pm MDT start at Coors Field in Denver. The Rockies will send right-hander Jon Garland (2-2, 4.65) out to oppose Price. Garland is coming off a 6 inning, 3 earned-run outing at the Diamondbacks last Sunday. He’s been delivering the basic “innings-eating” starts Colorado been looking for, lasting at least 6 innings in each start, but the last 2 have been losses. Price will be making his 7th 2013 start. He didn’t record his first win until Sunday at Chicago, and has been banged-around a couple of times.
The Rockies, branded “wimps” and “pussies” this morning by the RWO faithful, have Dexter Fowler and Troy Tulowitzki back in the lineup to face Price, but Carlos Gonzalez will sit. Tampa Bay manager Joe Maddon has swapped left-handed hitters Matt Joyce and Rockie killer James Loney into his configuration to confront the righty Garland.
Denver’s fair-to-middlin’ weather will continue into the evening, temperatures dropping to the lower 50°s as game time approaches. Wind will be fairly brisk, blowing across and in from right to left at 8-9 MPH. Relative humidity will rise to 50% in the latter innings.
It’s Vinny Castilla bobblehead night at Coors Field tonight. More props for the antics of Frazier and Goodman on ROOT. Jerry and Jeff will be over on am 850 KOA.
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