Series Preview: Rockies vs. Red Sox

0.jpg

Tuesday, May 24th 5:10pm: Jorge De La Rosa (1-3 10.18 ERA) vs. David Price (6-1 5.53 ERA)

Jorge De La Rosa returns off the DL to make a start against the offensive juggernaut Red Sox. The Sox sport the leagues best batting average, OBP, and slugging % and De La Rosa will have his work cut out for him. He faces big offseason signing David Price, who has been less than stellar but still sports a good record because of the offense. If the Rockies want to win this game they either need De La Rosa to pitch like a number one, or they are going to need to pick up their offensive game that has been rather lacking the last 5 games.

Wednesday, May 25th 5:10pm: Chad Bettis (4-2 4.18 ERA) vs. Steven Wright (3-4 2.52 ERA)

Chad Bettis only got one inning into his Sunday start before the game was postponed for Monday, but he did not throw that many pitches and will be able to start on Wednesday. He will face knuckleballer Steven Wright who has been really good this year. Because he is a knuckleball thrower, this game could really go either way. If his pitches are working, he can make quick work of a lineup, but if they are not moving the Rockies will be able to tee off. This game will revolve largely around how well the pitchers can perform and from there it will be about the offenses.

Thursday, May 26th 5:10pm: Jon Gray (1-2 6.75 ERA) vs. Clay Buchholz (2-4 5.92 ERA)

Jon Gray got roughed up in his last outing and will not have any easier of a matchup against the Red Sox. Luckily, he will be facing the Red Sox worst pitcher in Buchholz and that gives him a chance to compete in this game. Gray needs to get back to his form and regain his composure for the Rockies to remain in competition in the division. This road trip has been difficult for the Rockies and if they want to come out of it over .500 they will need to sweep this series.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s