Friday, June 30th 7:40pm: Jon Gray (0-0 4.38) vs. Robbie Ray (8-3 2.87)
Jon Gray makes his first start since being put on the DL in early April. He may be just what the Rockies need as they are right in the midst of their worst losing streak of the season. Along with Gray coming back, the Rockies also had a day off on Thursday that hopefully gave them some time to gather themselves. It will be hard to expect a lot out of Gray who hasn’t pitched with the team in quite some time, but they need all they can get, as well as some offense for their series opener.
Saturday, July 1st 8:10pm: Tyler Chatwood (6-8 4.32) vs. Zack Greinke (9-4 3.08)
Tyler Chatwood was not terrific in his last road start and facing Arizona is not much of a welcoming on the road. With how they have been playing, and the fact that Arizona is not a hitter friendly place, Chatwood will still have to be good. Facing Greinke is no easy task either as he has returned back to his ace status form. Greinke struggled against the Rockies last year, but he has been strong this year giving the Rockies another tough pitching matchup. Even with Arizona being hitter friendly, they have strong pitchers who pitch well at home, so getting the offense back on track will be difficult.
Sunday, July 2nd 2:10pm: German Marquez (5-4 4.38) vs. Taijuan Walker (6-3 3.50)
Walker has made two starts against the Rockies this year. In one, he got a loss but only got two runs of support. In the other game, Arizona backed him with 16 runs of support, a game that was a terrible loss for the Rockies and what started their losing streak. The Rockies need to get some revenge on both Arizona and Walker so hopefully they can explode for some runs in both this game and the series. They really just need to end their losing streak, but taking a couple of games would be a great turn of events.