Jorge de la Rosa had won eight straight starts before losing yesterday. Aaron Cook has a nice little streak going for him, as he has not been saddled for a loss in his last 11 starts, winning seven of them. The Rockies are 9-2 when Cook starts since June 6, but it will be very difficult for those streaks to continue against the reigning AL Cy Young Award winner. It is quite the matchup really. Two top playoff contenders pit their aces (sort of) in the rubber game.
After the Giants won yesterday, the Rockies are back to looking up at San Francisco for the Wild Card lead, so there's extra motivation to derail Phily's prize horse.
Oh yeah, the game will be broadcast on MLB Network.
#28 / Pitcher / Colorado Rockies
Feb 08, 1979
|2009 - Aaron Cook||10-3||23||22||1||1||0||0||134.2||149||61||58||15||41||73||3.88||1.41|
#34 / Pitcher / Philadelphia Phillies
Aug 30, 1978
|2009 - Cliff Lee||1-0||1||1||1||0||0||0||9.0||4||1||1||0||2||6||1.00||.67|
08/06/09 11:05 AM MDT
|Colorado Rockies||Philadelphia Phillies|
|Dexter Fowler - CF||Jimmy Rollins - SS|
|Seth Smith - LF||Shane Victorino - CF|
|Todd Helton - 1B||Chase Utley - 2B|
|Troy Tulowitzki - SS||Ryan Howard - 1B|
|Garrett Atkins - 3B||Raul Ibanez - LF|
|Ryan Spilborghs - RF||Jayson Werth - RF|
|Chris Iannetta - C||Pedro Feliz - 3B|
|Clint Barmes - 2B||Paul Bako - C|
|Aaron Cook - P||Cliff Lee - P|