Seeking 3 0f 4

The Colorado Rockies are sending right-hander Tyler Chatwood (3-2, 4.28) to the mound this evening to match-up with Nathan Eovaldi (3-8, 4.28), also a righty, of the Florida Marlins in a 6:10 pm MDT start at Coors Field in Denver.  The Rockies look to make it 5 out of 6 on the current seven-game homestand that wraps-up Sunday afternoon before a trip to New York, as they aim to take 3 of 4 from Miami. Colorado’s 4-game winning streak came to an end Friday evening when the Marlins’ John Buck drove home Donovan Solano with a sixth inning double.

Josh Roenicke had come-on in relief of Jeff Francis for the Rockies with a 5-4 lead and proceeded to serve-up a 474 foot rocket to Giancarlo Stanton on an 82 MPH cutter.  Solano followed with a triple into center-field and after Roenicke retired third-baseman Gil Velasquez, Buck smacked the liner to right that doomed Colorado.  It was Roenicke’s third consecutive shaky appearance in a break-out year for the 30 year old, whose 72 2/3 current innings are just short of his career high 78 1/3.  The Rockies were unable to tally any more, but Eric Young Jr and DJ Le Mahieu continued their hot streaks with 2 hits each.  Shortstop Josh Rutledge returned to the lineup with 2 hits and 2 runs scored, and catcher Wilin Rosario had 2 RBI singles in the 6-5 defeat.

Chatwood pitched well Tuesday against the Brewers, surrendering one earned run on 4 hits in six innings, and walking none on 77 pitches.  Since his return from Tulsa he’s improved his ERA by nearly
2 1/2 runs.  Eovaldi, obtained from the Dodgers in the Hanley Ramirez trade, is 2-2/4.67 in four starts with Miami.  He lost to the Phillies on Monday when Cole Hamels shut-out the Marlins 4-0, giving-up 2 earned runs in five innings on 8 hits.

It’ll be a cool summer night out at the old ball park, with temperatures dropping from 77° F at game time down into the 60’s by 9 pm, with 28% relative humidity and winds out of the east-northeast at about 7 MPH.  ROOT Sports will have the TV broadcast with radio on KOA 850 am.

Michael Cuddyer returns to Colorado MFL Jim Tracy’s line-up at 1st-base.  Carlos Gonzalez (Grandfather, Venezuela) is on the bereavement list as Young slides over to left and Tyler Colvin is in right-field. Charlie Blackmon has been called-up from Colorado Springs.  Jordan Pacheco is back at third. Miami’s Ozzie Guillen is sitting pat except for swapping Rob Brantly in for Buck at catcher.

MIAMI (54-66)
Bryan Petersen (L) LF

Gorkys Hernandez (R) CF
Jose Reyes (S) SS
Carlos Lee (R) 1B
Giancarlo Stanton (R) RF
Rob Brantly (L) C
Donovan Solano (R) 2B
Gil Velazquez (R) 3B
Nathan Eovaldi (R) P
COLORADO (45-72)
Eric Young (S) LF
Josh Rutledge (R) SS
Dexter Fowler (S) CF
Michael Cuddyer (R) 1B
Wilin Rosario (R) C
Tyler Colvin (L) RF
Jordan Pacheco (R) 3B
DJ LeMahieu (R) 2B
Tyler Chatwood (R) P


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9 years ago
Reply to  Jeem

Jeem, I am happy to help out, however reading your list of contenders was kinda depressing. Why should mid-low market clubs like the Rays, A’s, Pirates, Reds, D’backs and Orioles (let alone the long suffering Nats) be so darned competitive and still playing meaningful games in 2012, while our local nine is now setting its sights on 100 loses? There are easily two common pieces with most of these clubs that for the most part have struggled just like our… Read more »

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