Colorado Rockies Week 12 Preview: June 22-28

Happy Purple Monday! Photo Credit: Doug Pensinger - Getty Images North America
Happy Purple Monday!
Photo Credit: Doug Pensinger – Getty Images North America

As we move into week 12 of the regular season, the whispers about Jon Gray are getting louder and louder. After a very tough April where he posted a 10.70 ERA in four starts, he has been outstanding. In the 10 outings since, Gray has posted a 2.74 ERA, 2.8/1 K/BB ratio, and has averaged over six innings per start. The one worry most people have had about him, a low strikeout rate, have subsided somewhat after his last two starts in which he has struck out 17 hitters. Rockies starting pitchers as a whole have been easily the worst group in the National League this season, so it’s understandable to want to see Gray, who was ranked the 24th best prospect in baseball by Baseball America, 16th by MLB.com, and 13th by Baseball Prospectus. Is this the week that Gray finally makes his debut? Here’s a look ahead to week 12 of the regular season.

Season record: 30-39 (5th in NL West, 8 ½ GB of LAD)
Number of games this week: Six (3 vs. Arizona Diamondbacks, 3 at San Francisco Giants)

Season record of this week’s opponents:
Arizona Diamondbacks – 34-35 (3rd in NL West)
San Francisco Giants – 38-33 (2nd in NL West)

Daily opponent and projected pitching match-up:

Monday, June 22 – Day off

Tuesday, June 23 – Arizona Diamondbacks at Colorado Rockies (6:40 PM MDT)
Chase Anderson (3-1, 2.84 ERA) vs. Kyle Kendrick (2-9, 5.95 ERA)

Wednesday, June 24 – Arizona Diamondbacks at Colorado Rockies (6:40 PM MDT)
Allen Webster (1-1, 6.55 ERA) vs. David Hale (2-2, 5.28 ERA)

Thursday, June 25 – Arizona Diamondbacks at Colorado Rockies (1:10 PM MDT)
Rubby De La Rosa (6-3, 4.96 ERA) vs. Jorge De La Rosa (4-3, 5.47 ERA)

Friday, June 26 – Colorado Rockies at San Francisco Giants (8:15 PM MDT)
Chad Bettis (3-2, 3.44 ERA) vs. Tim Hudson (5-6, 4.52 ERA)

Saturday, June 27 – Colorado Rockies at San Francisco Giants (2:05 PM MDT)
Chris Rusin (3-2, 5.03 ERA) vs. Tim Lincecum (7-4, 3.86 ERA)

Sunday, June 28 – Colorado Rockies at San Francisco Giants (2:05 PM MDT)
Kyle Kendrick (2-9, 5.95 ERA) vs. Madison Bumgarner (7-4, 3.09 ERA)

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