Colorado Rockies Week Two Preview: April 13-19

Will the hot starts of Nolan Arenado and DJ LeMahieu (9) continue in week two? Photo Credit: Doug Pensinger – Getty Images North America

After a solid 4-2 start in week one, the Colorado Rockies now prepare to play 25 straight games within the NL West. The Rockies will also be on the road all week, looking to build on their early success in Milwaukee last week. Here is their week two schedule.

Season record: 4-2 (1st in NL West, +0.5 on SD)

Number of games this week: Six (3 @ San Francisco Giants, 3 @ Los Angeles Dodgers)

Season record of this week’s opponents:

San Francisco Giants: 3-4 (5th in NL West, 1.5 GB)

Los Angeles Dodgers: 3-3 (T-3rd in NL West, 1 GB)

Daily opponent and pitching match-up*:

*(2015 stats; 2014 stats)

Monday, April 13 – Colorado Rockies at San Francisco Giants (2:35 PM MDT)

Eddie Butler (0-0, 3.18 ERA; 1-2, 6.75 ERA) vs. Chris Heston (1-0, 0.00 ERA; 0-0, 5.06 ERA)

Tuesday, April 14 – Colorado Rockies at San Francisco Giants (8:15 PM MDT)

Christian Bergman (1-0, 0.00 ERA; 3-5, 5.93 ERA) vs. Tim Hudson (0-0, 0.00 ERA; 9-13, 3.57 ERA)

Wednesday, April 15 – Colorado Rockies at San Francisco Giants (8:15 MDT)

Tyler Matzek (0-0, 2.25 ERA; 6-11, 4.05 ERA) vs. Tim Lincecum (0-0, 0.00 ERA; 12-9, 4.74 ERA)

Thursday, April 16 – Day off

Friday, April 17 – Colorado Rockies at Los Angeles Dodgers (8:10 MDT)

Kyle Kendrick (1-1, 6.00 ERA; 10-13, 4.61 ERA) vs. Clayton Kershaw (0-1, 5.84 ERA; 21-3, 1.77 ERA)

Saturday, April 18 – Colorado Rockies at Los Angeles Dodgers (7:10 MDT)

Jordan Lyles (1-0, 2.25 ERA; 7-4, 4.33 ERA) vs. Zack Greinke (1-0, 0.69 ERA; 17-8, 2.71 ERA)

Sunday, April 19 – Colorado Rockies at Los Angeles Dodgers (2:10 MDT)

Eddie Butler (0-0, 3.18 ERA; 1-2, 6.75 ERA) vs. Brandon McCarthy (1-0, 7.20 ERA; 10-15, 4.05 ERA)

Be sure to subscribe, follow View from the Rooftop on Facebook, follow on Twitter, and check out week one in review where I give an overview of the first week of the season and name the player and pitcher of the week. Also, don’t miss the next article coming this Thursday, April 16 when I look at how the Rockies can most effectively use their bullpen.

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