Colorado Rockies Week 17 Preview: July 27-August 2

Will this be Wilin Rosario's last week in a Colorado Rockies uniform? Photo Credit: Justin Edmonds - Getty Images North America
Will this be Wilin Rosario’s last week in a Colorado Rockies uniform?
Photo Credit: Justin Edmonds – Getty Images North America

This week is scary for the Colorado Rockies in more ways than one. On the surface, it’s scary because they have to go out on the road where they’ve won just four of their last 18 and face two very good teams in the Chicago Cubs and St. Louis Cardinals. It’s also scary because this is the week leading up to the trade deadline. The Rockies currently sit 12 games under .500, meaning they are prime candidates to sell some of their Major League pieces to bolster the farm system. Have a favorite Rockies player? Make sure to tune in this week to catch him in action because, at least for a few players, this will probably be their final week in a Rockies uniform. It will also be an interesting test of general manager Jeff Bridich’s willingness to make some moves in what is obviously not a successful season in order to get better for the future. While we wait for all of those things to happen, let’s take a look ahead to week 17.

Season record: 42-54 (5th in NL West, 12 GB of LAD)
Number of games this week: 7 (3 at Chicago Cubs, 4 at St. Louis Cardinals)

Season record of this week’s opponents:
Chicago Cubs – 51-46 (3rd in NL Central)
St. Louis Cardinals – 63-35 (1st in NL Central)

Daily opponent and projected pitching match-up:

Monday, July 27 – Colorado Rockies at Chicago Cubs (6:05 PM MDT)
Jorge De La Rosa (6-4, 4.62 ERA) vs. Kyle Hendricks (4-5, 3.66 ERA)

Tuesday, July 28 – Colorado Rockies at Chicago Cubs (6:05 PM MDT)
TBA vs. TBA

Wednesday, July 29 – Colorado Rockies at Chicago Cubs (12:20 PM MDT)
Eddie Butler (3-6, 4.77 ERA) vs. Jon Lester (5-8, 3.32 ERA)

Thursday, July 30 – Colorado Rockies at St. Louis Cardinals (5:15 PM MDT)
Chris Rusin (3-4, 4.13 ERA) vs. Carlos Martinez (11-4, 2.34 ERA)

Friday, July 31 – Colorado Rockies at St. Louis Cardinals (6:15 PM MDT)
Kyle Kendrick (4-11, 6.33 ERA) vs. Michael Wacha (11-4, 3.27 ERA)

Saturday, August 1 – Colorado Rockies at St. Louis Cardinals (5:15 PM MDT)
Jorge De La Rosa (6-4, 4.62 ERA) vs. Lance Lynn (7-5, 2.80 ERA)

Sunday, August 2 – Colorado Rockies at St. Louis Cardinals (12:15 PM MDT)
TBA vs. John Lackey (9-5, 2.88 ERA)

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