Colorado Rockies manager Walt Weiss is channeling predecessor Jim Tracy this Sunday afternoon in Miami, rolling-out the second-team despite an opportunity to take the weekend series with the Miami Marlins with a victory in the 11:10 am MDT contest at Marlins Park. Lefty Jorge De La Rosa (13-6, 3.21) takes the load against Miami right-hander Jacob Turner (3-4, 3.02 ERA).
De La Rosa has put together an excellent 2013, faltering but occasionally as he seeks victory number 14 with another five or so starts on the horizon. De La Rosa beat the Phillies on Tuesday, going 6-1/3 and allowing 2 runs on 3 hits. Turner will make his 15th start for the Marlins after spending portions of the season with the New Orleans Zephyrs. He went 5 innings Tuesday versus LA, giving-up 4 runs on 10 hits in a game the Dodgers won 6-4.
Looking to make it a 4-6 road-swing, Weiss is going with Charlie Blackmon in center-field, leading-off. Ryan Wheeler’s at 1st-base for Todd Helton, Jordan Pacheco’s catching, and Jonny Herrera is on for Troy Tulowitzki, who appeared to tweak a lat in his final at-bat Saturday. Justin Ruggiano will hit 6th in center-field for Miami. Koyie Hill is catching.
I guess they keep that roof closed all the time down there in Overtown, especially in the daytime. No wonder nobody shows-up. Drew Goodman and Jeff Huson have the play-by-play for TV on ROoT Sports. Jerry and Jack are back on radio 850 am KOA.
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