2013 Colorado Rockies Game No. 112: Jorge De La Rosa vs. Francisco Liriano

Scott Cunningham

The second game of the series between the Rockies and Pirates brings us another intriguing pitching matchup.

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Saturday, Aug 3, 2013, 5:05 PM MDT
PNC Park at North Shore

Jorge De La Rosa vs Francisco Liriano

Partly cloudy,rain. Winds blowing out to right field at 5-10 m.p.h. Game time temperature around 70.

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The Rockies salvaged at least a little bit of hope by beating the Pirates on Friday, and it doesn't hurt their cause that Michael Cuddyer is back in the lineup on Saturday.

Now, they just need Jorge De La Rosa to get back on track.

The wheels came off for De La Rosa in Atlanta on Monday, when he allowed eight runs -- five earned -- on 10 hits in five innings of work. Worse, he was unable to hold on to a 5-0 lead during the first game after a homestand in which the Rockies struggled mightily to score against a trio of the National League's worst teams.

De La Rosa will have his work cut out for him tonight, as he'll face Pirates starter Francisco Liriano, who is enjoying the same type of success he had in Minnesota before suffering an arm injury that forced him to miss the entire 2007 season. Liriano owns a 2.16 ERA with 9.4 K/9 and 3.5 BB/9.

Here's the lineups:


1. Dexter Fowler (S) CF
2. DJ LeMahieu (R) 2B
3. Troy Tulowitzki (R) SS
4. Michael Cuddyer (R) 1B
5. Wilin Rosario (R) C
6. Nolan Arenado (R) 3B
7. Charlie Culberson (R) LF
8. Charlie Blackmon (L) RF
9. Jorge De La Rosa (L) P


1. Starling Marte (R) LF
2. Jordy Mercer (R) SS
3. Andrew McCutchen (R) CF
4. Gaby Sanchez (R) 1B
5. Tony Sanchez (R) C
6. Jose Tabata (R) RF
7. Neil Walker (S) 2B
8. Josh Harrison (R) 3B
9. Francisco Liriano (L) P

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