Colorado Rockies Week Eight Preview: May 25-31

Lots of handshakes for the Colorado Rockies this week, please. Photo credit: Doug Pensinger - Getty Images North America
Lots of handshakes for the Colorado Rockies this week, please.
Photo credit: Doug Pensinger – Getty Images North America

The Colorado Rockies will hit the road this week for six games outside the division. After an abysmal 21-60 record on the road in 2014, the Rockies are off to a much better start in 2015. Their 9-12 record would equate to a 36-46 record on the road over a full season. Definitely not great, but certainly a significant improvement from where they were a year ago. In a bit of a schedule quirk, four out of the six games this week are day games as well. Here’s a look ahead at week eight.

Season record: 17-25 (5th in NL West, 8½ GB of LAD)

Number of games this week: Six (3 at Cincinnati Reds, 3 at Philadelphia Phillies)

Season record of this week’s opponents:
Cincinnati Reds: 18-25 (4th in NL Central, 9½ GB)
Philadelphia Phillies: 19-27 (4th in NL East, 8 GB)

Daily opponent and projected pitching match-up:

Monday, May 25 – Colorado Rockies at Cincinnati Reds (11:10 AM MDT)
Eddie Butler (2-5, 4.38 ERA) vs. Jason Marquis (3-4, 6.91 ERA)

Tuesday, May 26 – Colorado Rockies at Cincinnati Reds (5:10 PM MDT)
Jorge De La Rosa (1-2, 6.51 ERA) vs. Michael Lorenzen (1-1, 3.79 ERA)

Wednesday, May 27 – Colorado Rockies at Cincinnati Reds (10:35 AM MDT)
Kyle Kendrick (1-6, 6.58 ERA) vs. Mike Leake (2-3, 4.14 ERA)

Thursday, May 28 – Day off

Friday, May 29 – Colorado Rockies at Philadelphia Phillies (5:05 PM MDT)
Jordan Lyles (2-5, 5.10 ERA) vs. Cole Hamels (5-3, 2.98 ERA)

Saturday, May 30 – Colorado Rockies at Philadelphia Phillies (1:05 PM MDT)
Chad Bettis (1-0, 4.19 ERA) vs. Aaron Harang (4-4, 1.93 ERA)

Sunday, May 31 – Colorado Rockies at Philadelphia Phillies (11:35 AM MDT)
Eddie Butler (2-5, 4.38 ERA) vs. Severino Gonzalez (2-1, 7.11 ERA)

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