Colorado Rockies Week 16 Preview: July 20-26

Chris Rusin will look to continue his surprisingly strong season this week. Photo Credit: Norm Hall - Getty Images North America
Chris Rusin will look to continue his surprisingly strong season this week.
Photo Credit: Norm Hall – Getty Images North America

Week 16 of the regular season is when the second half will get started in earnest. It’s also the second to last week before the trade deadline, so we could be on the verge of seeing a whirlwind of moves. The Cincinnati Reds, the Colorado Rockies’ opponent Friday through Sunday have already declared themselves major sellers, and the Rockies are potentially going to be sellers themselves. Chad Bettis also recently went on the disabled list for the Rockies, making Friday’s starting pitcher uncertain. What this ultimately means is that this week’s projected starting pitchers should be taken with a grain of salt. Some of these pitchers might not even be on the team they’re currently scheduled to pitch for by the time their start rolls around. That being said, let’s do the best we can to take a look ahead to this week.

Season record: 39-51 (5th in NL West, 12 ½ GB of LAD)
Number of games this week: Six (3 vs. Texas Rangers, 3 vs. Cincinnati Reds)

Season record of this week’s opponents:
Texas Rangers – 43-48 (3rd in AL West)
Cincinnati Reds – 40-49 (4th in NL Central)

Daily opponent and projected pitching match-up:

Monday, July 20 – Texas Rangers at Colorado Rockies (6:40 PM MDT)
Nick Martinez (5-5, 3.43 ERA) vs. Chris Rusin (3-3, 3.98 ERA)

Tuesday, July 21 – Texas Rangers at Colorado Rockies (6:40 PM MDT)
Matt Harrison (0-1, 13.50 ERA) vs. Kyle Kendrick (3-10, 5.94 ERA)

Wednesday, July 22 – Texas Rangers at Colorado Rockies (1:10 PM MDT)
Martin Perez (0-1, 5.40 ERA) vs. Jorge De La Rosa (6-4, 4.30 ERA)

Thursday, July 23 – Day off

Friday, July 24 – Cincinnati Reds at Colorado Rockies (6:40 PM MDT)
Anthony DeSclafani (5-7, 3.99 ERA) vs. TBA

Saturday, July 25 – Cincinnati Reds at Colorado Rockies (6:10 PM MDT)
Johnny Cueto (6-6, 2.79 ERA) vs. Eddie Butler (3-6, 4.80 ERA)

Sunday, July 26 – Cincinnati Reds at Colorado Rockies (2:10 PM MDT)
Michael Lorenzen (3-4, 3.53 ERA) vs. Chris Rusin (3-3, 3.98 ERA)

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