The Rockies “vowed” that they wouldn’t take the Astros lightly going into the series in Houston. Coming into the final game between the two teams, Colorado is looking at losing the twin-bill series 3-1. If they win tonight they will split both series, but nobody will be jumping for joy as the Astros are on the path to 100 losses.
That is unless they play the Rockies for the rest of the season.
The problem is, if the team doesn’t win these types of series against teams that are beggin’ to be beat, what chance do they have against the Dodgers who will have Kershaw, Greinke and Ryu on the mound. Ryu tore up the team the last time they faced him and there is no sign he will let up as he comes to Coors riding a 6-2 record with a 2.89 ERA. Kershaw is looking even better at 5-3 with a microscopic 1.68 ERA.
• RHP Juan Nicasio will make his 11th start of the 2013 season tonight. The right-hander is 2-0 with a 3.54 ERA (20.1 ip, 8 er) in four starts at Coors Field this season. Tonight will be Nicasio’s third career start against the Astros, against whom he has no record with a 4.15 ERA (13.0 ip, 6 er).
• RHP Lucas Harrell will make his 12th start of the 2013 campaign tonight. The right-hander is 1-2 with a 3.00 ERA (24.0 ip, 8 er) on the road. This will be his second career start at Coors Field, where he is 0-1 with a 16.20 ERA (5.0 ip, 9 er).
GAME TIME: 6:40 pm
TV: ROOT SPORTS
RADIO: 850 KOA
GAME TIME TEMP: 66°F
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