Colorado Rockies Week Three Preview: April 20-26

Colorado Rockies starter Jorge De La Rosa will make his season debut this week. Photo Credit: Denis Poroy – Getty Images North America

After a road trip that started out great, ended horribly, and ultimately ended up a respectable 3-3, the Colorado Rockies return home to Coors Field for week three of the regular season. Staff ace Jorge De La Rosa will make his season debut tonight against the San Diego Padres as the Rockies look to gain ground on the division leading Los Angeles Dodgers. Here’s a look at the week three schedule. 

Season record: 7-5 (3rd in NL West, 2 GB of LAD)

Number of games this week: Seven (4 vs. San Diego Padres, 3 vs. San Francisco Giants)

Season record of this week’s opponents:

San Diego Padres: 8-5 (2nd in NL West, 1.5 GB)

San Francisco Giants: 4-10 (5th in NL West, 6 GB)

Daily opponent and pitching match-up*:

*2014 stats for Jorge De La Rosa

Monday, April 20 – San Diego Padres at Colorado Rockies (6:40 PM MDT)
Odrisamer Despaigne (1-0, 0.77 ERA) vs. Jorge De La Rosa (14-11, 4.10 ERA)

Tuesday, April 21 – San Diego Padres at Colorado Rockies (6:40 PM MDT)
Brandon Morrow (0-0, 1.29 ERA) vs. Tyler Matzek (1-0, 1.80 ERA)

Wednesday, April 22 – San Diego Padres at Colorado Rockies (6:40 PM MDT)
James Shields (2-0, 2.84 ERA) vs. Kyle Kendrick (1-2, 7.56 ERA)

Thursday, April 23 – San Diego Padres at Colorado Rockies (1:10 PM MDT)
Tyson Ross (1-0, 4.08 ERA) vs. Jordan Lyles (1-1, 3.50 ERA)

Friday, April 24 – San Francisco Giants at Colorado Rockies (6:40 PM MDT)
Chris Heston (2-1, 0.87 ERA) vs. Eddie Butler (1-1, 2.25 ERA)

Saturday, April 25 – San Francisco Giants at Colorado Rockies (6:10 PM MDT)
Tim Hudson (0-2, 3.93 ERA) vs. Jorge De La Rosa (14-11, 4.10 ERA)

Sunday, April 26 – San Francisco Giants at Colorado Rockies (2:10 PM MDT)
Tim Lincecum (0-1, 2.25 ERA) vs. Tyler Matzek (1-0, 1.80 ERA)

Be sure to subscribe, like View from the Rooftop on Facebook, follow on Twitter (I will be live tweeting most games), and check out my look back at week two of the regular season including the Rockies player and pitcher of the week and highlights that you don’t want to miss. Also, be sure to check back on Friday, April 24, for the next look at how to make the Rockies better.

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