Colorado Rockies Week 26 Preview: September 28-October 4

Carlos Gonzalez will look to hit his 40th home run of the season this week. Photo Credit: Dustin Bradford - Getty Images North America
Carlos Gonzalez will look to hit his 40th home run of the season this week.
Photo Credit: Dustin Bradford – Getty Images North America

Well, the last week of the season is finally here. It hasn’t been a fun one, but the Rockies are at least guaranteed to finish no worse than they did in 2014! Carlos Gonzalez will look to hit his 40th home run this week and Nolan Arenado needs two doubles to give him a 40 home run and 40 double season. After this week, we’ll have an interesting and potentially tumultuous offseason to look forward to. Here’s a look ahead to the final six games of the 2015 season.

Season record: 66-90 (5th in NL West, 21 GB of LAD)
Number of games this week: Six (3 at Arizona Diamondbacks, 3 at San Francisco Giants)

Season record of this week’s opponents:
Arizona Diamondbacks – 75-81 (3rd in NL West)
San Francisco Giants – 82-74 (2nd in NL West)

Daily opponent and projected pitching match-up:

Monday, September 28 – Day off

Tuesday, September 29 – Colorado Rockies at Arizona Diamondbacks (7:40 PM MDT)
Christian Bergman (3-1, 4.62 ERA) vs. Robbie Ray (5-12, 3.53 ERA)

Wednesday, September 30 – Colorado Rockies at Arizona Diamondbacks (7:40 PM MDT)
Chad Bettis (8-5, 4.38 ERA) vs. Chase Anderson (6-6, 4.40 ERA)

Thursday, October 1 – Colorado Rockies at Arizona Diamondbacks (7:40 PM MDT)
David Hale (5-5, 6.01 ERA) vs. Patrick Corbin (6-5, 3.28 ERA)

Friday, October 2 – Colorado Rockies at San Francisco Giants (8:15 PM MDT)
Yohan Flande (3-3, 4.88 ERA) vs. Chris Heston (12-10, 3.62 ERA)

Saturday, October 3 – Colorado Rockies at San Francisco Giants (2:05 PM MDT)
Kyle Kendrick (6-13, 6.54 ERA) vs. Jake Peavy (7-6, 3.66 ERA)

Sunday, October 4 – Colorado Rockies at San Francisco Giants (1:05 PM MDT)
Chris Rusin (6-9, 5.37 ERA) vs. Madison Bumgarner (18-8, 2.88 ERA)

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Colorado Rockies Week 25 Preview: September 21-27

Jon Gray's season will most likely come to an end this week. Photo Credit: Harry How - Getty Images North America
Jon Gray’s season will most likely come to an end this week.
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We’re down to just two weeks left in the regular season, and seven of the Colorado Rockies’ 13 remaining games will be played this week. Not only that, rookie Jon Gray’s will more than likely make his final start (or two) of the season this week as well. We’re also still waiting for Nolan Arenado to hit his 40th home run of the season, something that hopefully will happen this week. In the reverse standings (standings in order from worst to first), the Rockies currently sit in a tie for third place with the Milwaukee Brewers and are a half of a game ahead of the Cincinnati Reds, Miami Marlins, and Oakland Athletics. Wins are good for obvious reasons, but losses right now could also be viewed as good things, as they would help the club to have a higher draft pick. Let’s quickly look ahead to the rest of week 25.

Season record: 63-86 (5th in NL West, 22 ½ GB of LAD)
Number of games this week: Seven (4 vs. Pittsburgh Pirates, 3 vs. Los Angeles Dodgers)

Season records this week’s opponents:
Pittsburgh Pirates – 89-60 (2nd in NL Central)
Los Angeles Dodgers – 85-63 (1st in NL West)

Daily opponent and projected pitching match-up:

Monday, September 21 – Pittsburgh Pirates at Colorado Rockies (6:40 PM MDT)
A.J. Burnett (8-5, 3.15 ERA) vs. Jon Gray (0-1, 5.00 ERA)

Tuesday, September 22 – Pittsburgh Pirates at Colorado Rockies (6:40 PM MDT)
J.A. Happ (9-8, 3.54 ERA) vs. Chris Rusin (5-8, 5.11 ERA)

Wednesday, September 23 – Pittsburgh Pirates at Colorado Rockies (6:40 PM MDT)
Charlie Morton (9-8, 4.26 ERA) vs. Jorge De La Rosa (9-7, 4.17 ERA)

Thursday, September 24 – Pittsburgh Pirates at Colorado Rockies (1:10 PM MDT)
Jeff Locke (8-11, 4.48 ERA) vs. Chad Bettis (8-5, 4.46 ERA)

Friday, September 25 – Los Angeles Dodgers at Colorado Rockies (6:10 PM MDT)
Mike Bolsinger (6-4, 3.26 ERA) vs. Yohan Flande (3-3, 4.88 ERA)

Saturday, September 26 – Los Angeles Dodgers at Colorado Rockies (6:10 PM MDT)
Brett Anderson (9-8, 3.35 ERA) vs. Kyle Kendrick (6-13, 6.37 ERA)

Sunday, Saturday 27 – Los Angeles Dodgers at Colorado Rockies (2:10 PM MDT)
Alex Wood (11-10, 3.63 ERA) vs. Jon Gray (0-1, 5.00 ERA)

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Colorado Rockies Week 24 Preview: September 14-20

Three weeks to go in the season. Chuck Nazty still has a beard. Photo Credit: Otto Greule Jr. - Getty Images North America
Three weeks to go in the season. Chuck Nazty still has a beard.
Photo Credit: Otto Greule Jr. – Getty Images North America

Week 24 is here, and after this there will only be two weeks remaining in the regular season. It hasn’t been a fun season for the Colorado Rockies, but in spite of that, the end of the season never fails in making me a little bit sad. The Rockies will be back in the division this week and we’ve got a doozy of a pitching match-up on Monday night. Make sure to pry your eyes away from Monday Night Football for a while to check it out. If things go well, we may even get to see Nolan Arenado and/or Carlos Gonzalez hit their 40th home runs of the season! Here’s a quick look ahead to week 24.

Season record: 60-83 (5th in NL West, 22 ½ GB of LAD)
Number of games this week: Six (3 at Los Angeles Dodgers, 3 vs. San Diego Padres)

Season record of this week’s opponents:
Los Angeles Dodgers – 82-60 (1st in NL West)
San Diego Padres – 67-77 (4th in NL West)

Daily opponent and projected pitching match-up:

Monday, September 14 – Colorado Rockies at Los Angeles Dodgers (8:10 PM MDT)
Jon Gray (0-0, 5.17 ERA) vs. Clayton Kershaw (13-6, 2.15 ERA)

Tuesday, September 15 – Colorado Rockies at Los Angeles Dodgers (8:10 PM MDT)
Chris Rusin (5-8, 5.14 ERA) vs. Brett Anderson (9-8, 3.36 ERA)

Wednesday, September 16 – Colorado Rockies at Los Angeles Dodgers (8:10 PM MDT)
Jorge De La Rosa (9-6, 4.28 ERA) vs. Alex Wood (10-10, 3.81 ERA)

Thursday, September 17 – Day off

Friday, September 18 – San Diego Padres at Colorado Rockies (6:40 PM MDT)
Ian Kennedy (8-14, 4.28 ERA) vs. Chad Bettis (7-5, 4.59 ERA)

Saturday, September 19 – San Diego Padres at Colorado Rockies (6:10 PM MDT)
Colin Rea (2-2, 4.26 ERA) vs. Yohan Flande (3-3, 4.95 ERA)

Sunday, September 20 – San Diego Padres at Colorado Rockies (2:10 PM MDT)
James Shields (11-6, 3.90 ERA) vs. Kyle Kendrick (6-12, 6.15 ERA)

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Colorado Rockies Week 23 Preview: September 7-13

Cristhian Adames is a player to watch for the rest of the way. Photo Credit: Dustin Bradford - Getty Images North America
Cristhian Adames is a player to watch for the rest of the way.
Photo Credit: Dustin Bradford – Getty Images North America

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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Colorado Rockies Week 22 Preview: August 31-September 6

Who's ready for some Kyle Kendrick action this week? Photo Credit: Justin Edmonds - Getty Images North America
Who’s ready for some Kyle Kendrick action this week?
Photo Credit: Justin Edmonds – Getty Images North America

It’s a big week this week for the Colorado Rockies. Thanks to a doubleheader with the Arizona Diamondbacks, they play eight of their remaining 34 games this week. Kyle Kendrick and his 6.43 ERA will return for one of the games of the doubleheader on Tuesday as he tries to build some value for another team going into 2016 (I guess?). We’ll also see Jon Gray return to the Coors Field mound on Wednesday as he continues to look for his first Major League win. In the latter half of the week, the Rockies will look to play spoiler against the San Francisco Giants as they try to make a run at the playoffs. Here’s a quick look ahead to the rest of week 22.

Season record: 52-76 (5th in NL West, 20 GB)
Number of games this week: Eight (4 vs. Arizona Diamondbacks, 4 vs. San Francisco Giants)

Season record of this week’s opponents:
Arizona Diamondbacks – 63-67 (T-3rd in NL West)
San Francisco Giants – 69-61 (2nd in NL West)

Daily opponent and projected pitching match-up:

Monday, August 31 – Arizona Diamondbacks at Colorado Rockies (6:40 PM MDT)
Robbie Ray (3-10, 3.86 ERA) vs. Chad Bettis (6-4, 4.69 ERA)

Tuesday, September 1 – Arizona Diamondbacks at Colorado Rockies (1:10 PM MDT)
Patrick Corbin (3-3, 3.78 ERA) vs. Yohan Flande (3-1, 4.09 ERA)

Tuesday, September 1 – Arizona Diamondbacks at Colorado Rockies (6:40 PM MDT)
Rubby De La Rosa (11-6, 4.46 ERA) vs. Kyle Kendrick (4-12, 6.43 ERA)

Wednesday, September 2 – Arizona Diamondbacks at Colorado Rockies (6:40 PM MDT)
Chase Anderson (6-5, 4.22 ERA) vs. Jon Gray (0-0, 6.00 ERA)

Thursday, September 3 – San Francisco Giants at Colorado Rockies (6:40 PM MDT)
Ryan Vogelsong (9-10, 4.19 ERA) vs. Chris Rusin (4-7, 4.94 ERA)

Friday, September 4 – San Francisco Giants at Colorado Rockies (6:40 PM MDT)
Chris Heston (11-8, 3.56 ERA) vs. Jorge De La Rosa (8-6, 4.40 ERA)

Saturday, September 5 – San Francisco Giants at Colorado Rockies (6:10 PM MDT)
Jake Peavy (4-6, 4.21 ERA) vs. Chad Bettis (6-4, 4.69 ERA)

Sunday, September 6 – San Francisco Giants at Colorado Rockies (2:10 PM MDT)
Madison Bumgarner (16-6, 2.97 ERA) vs. Yohan Flande (3-1, 4.09 ERA)

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Colorado Rockies Week 21 Preview: August 24-29

Dustin Garneau made his Major League debut last week and will look to earn a spot on the 2016 roster. Photo Credit: Justin Edmonds - Getty Images North America
Dustin Garneau made his Major League debut last week and will look to earn a spot on the 2016 roster.
Photo Credit: Justin Edmonds – Getty Images North America

Week 21 of the regular season is here and the Colorado Rockies have very little left to play for. They’ll head out on the road this week, which is typically a bad thing for them, but frankly it can’t go a whole lot worse than this past week went for them at home. The club will start off the week with what could be an important series for the reverse standings against the Atlanta Braves before heading to Pittsburgh for three games with the Pirates, one of the top teams in the league. The goal there quite honestly should just be to not get completely embarrassed. Here’s a quick look at the rest of week 21.

Season record: 49-73 (5th in NL West, 17 ½ GB of LAD)
Number of games this week: Six (3 at Atlanta Braves, 3 at Pittsburgh Pirates)

Season record of this week’s opponents:
Atlanta Braves – 53-71 (3rd in NL East)
Pittsburgh Pirates – 73-48 (2nd in NL Central)

Daily opponent and projected pitching match-up:

Monday, August 24 – Colorado Rockies at Atlanta Braves (5:10 PM MDT)
Jorge De La Rosa (7-5, 4.50 ERA) vs. Julio Teheran (8-6, 4.32 ERA)

Tuesday, August 24 – Colorado Rockies at Atlanta Braves (5:10 PM MDT)
Chad Bettis (5-4, 4.88 ERA) vs. Mike Foltynewicz (4-5, 6.06 ERA)

Wednesday, August 25 – Colorado Rockies at Atlanta Braves (5:10 PM MDT)
Yohan Flande (3-1, 3.94 ERA) vs. Shelby Miller (5-10, 2.50 ERA)

Thursday, August 26 – Day off

Friday, August 27 – Colorado Rockies at Pittsburgh Pirates (5:05 PM MDT)
Jon Gray (0-0, 5.94 ERA) vs. Francisco Liriano (9-6, 3.23 ERA)

Saturday, August 28 – Colorado Rockies at Pittsburgh Pirates (5:05 PM MDT)
Chris Rusin (4-6, 4.97 ERA) vs. J.A. Happ (5-7, 4.42 ERA)

Sunday, August 29 – Colorado Rockies at Pittsburgh Pirates (11:35 AM MDT)
David Hale (3-5, 6.15 ERA) vs. Charlie Morton (8-4, 4.06 ERA)

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Colorado Rockies Week 20 Preview: August 17-23

It's possible that only one of these three guys will be around at the start of the 2016 season. Photo Credit: Jim McIsaac - Getty Images North America
It’s possible that only one of these three guys will be around at the start of the 2016 season.
Photo Credit: Jim McIsaac – Getty Images North America

The Colorado Rockies will play more games this week. They aren’t exactly important in terms of who wins or loses, but some of the individual performances could be meaningful. Rookie starting pitcher Jon Gray will take the mound on Friday night against Bartolo Colon of the New York Mets as he tries to continue the strong start to his Major League career, and David Hale is scheduled to make two starts this week after coming off the disabled list with a strained groin. He’ll be looking to show that he deserves consideration for a roster spot in 2016. There are also the performances of position players like Carlos Gonzalez and Jose Reyes that could either boost or harm their trade value, which is also something to consider. Only 46 games left, so enjoy them while they last! Here’s a look ahead to week 20.

Season record: 48-68 (5th in NL West, 18 GB)
Number of games this week: Six (3 vs. Washington Nationals, 3 vs. New York Mets)

Season record of this week’s opponents:
Washington Nationals – 58-59 (2nd in NL East)
New York Mets – 63-55 (1st in NL East)

Daily opponent and projected pitching match-up:

Monday, August 17 – Day off

Tuesday, August 18 – Washington Nationals at Colorado Rockies (6:40 PM MDT)
Jordan Zimmermann (8-8, 3.34 ERA) vs. David Hale (3-4, 5.69 ERA)

Wednesday, August 19 – Washington Nationals at Colorado Rockies (6:40 PM MDT)
Stephen Strasburg (6-6, 4.62 ERA) vs. Jorge De La Rosa (7-5, 4.75 ERA)

Thursday, August 20 – Washington Nationals at Colorado Rockies (6:40 PM MDT)
Max Scherzer (11-9, 2.73 ERA) vs. Yohan Flande (2-1, 4.19 ERA)

Friday, August 21 – New York Mets at Colorado Rockies (6:40 PM MDT)
Bartolo Colon (10-11, 4.58 ERA) vs. Jon Gray (0-0, 2.40 ERA)

Saturday, August 22 – New York Mets at Colorado Rockies (6:10 PM MDT)
Jon Niese (7-9, 3.50 ERA) vs. Chris Rusin (4-5, 3.99 ERA)

Sunday, August 23 – New York Mets at Colorado Rockies (2:10 PM MDT)
Matt Harvey (11-7, 2.57 ERA) vs. David Hale (3-4, 5.69 ERA)

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