We’re down to just 26 games remaining in the regular season and the Colorado Rockies haven’t quite clinched a losing season yet! They’d have to finish off the year 25-1 to avoid it, but at least it’s possible! After four games within the division against the San Diego Padres, the Rockies will head to Seattle for their final three interleague games of the season with the Mariners. This time of the year is all about evaluation for a team like the Rockies, so some players to watch for the rest of the way are guys like Cristhian Adames, Kyle Parker, and Dustin Garneau. Here’s a quick look ahead to week 23 of the regular season.
Season record: 56-80 (5th in NL West, 22 GB of LAD) Number of games this week: Seven (4 at San Diego Padres, 3 at Seattle Mariners)
Season record of this week’s opponents:
San Diego Padres – 65-72 (T-3rd in NL West)
Seattle Mariners – 66-71 (4th in AL West)
Daily opponent and projected pitching match-up:
Monday, September 7 – Colorado Rockies at San Diego Padres (2:10 PM MDT) Kyle Kendrick (4-12, 6.29 ERA) vs. Ian Kennedy (8-12, 3.88 ERA)
Tuesday, September 8 – Colorado Rockies at San Diego Padres (8:10 PM MDT) Jon Gray (0-0, 6.15 ERA) vs. Colin Rea (2-2, 5.47 ERA)
Wednesday, September 9 – Colorado Rockies at San Diego Padres (7:10 PM MDT) Chris Rusin (5-7, 4.78 ERA) vs. James Shields (10-6, 3.83 ERA)
Thursday, September 10 – Colorado Rockies at San Diego Padres (1:40 PM MDT) Jorge De La Rosa (9-6, 4.24 ERA) vs. Tyson Ross (10-10, 3.21 ERA)
Friday, September 11 – Colorado Rockies at Seattle Mariners (8:10 PM MDT) Chad Bettis (6-5, 4.95 ERA) vs. Hisashi Iwakuma (7-3, 4.03 ERA)
Saturday, September 12 – Colorado Rockies at Seattle Mariners (7:10 PM MDT) Yohan Flande (3-2, 4.65 ERA) vs. Roenis Elias (4-7, 4.35 ERA)
Sunday, September 13 – Colorado Rockies at Seattle Mariners (2:10 PM MDT)
Kyle Kendrick (4-12, 6.29 ERA) vs. Taijuan Walker (10-7, 4.51 ERA)
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