A sweep at home, even against the Cubs, would do wonders for this team. Condsider that a win today would give the Rockies their third longest winning streak of the season, surpassed only by a six game from July 4-10 vs the Giants, Cardinals and Padres at Coors Field and a five-game streak from May 22-27 in Kansas City and against the Diamondbacks at Coors.
If recent pitching trends are any indication, the Rockies have a fantastic chance at the sweep today. Carlos Silva has looked incredibly human; in fact, Silva has gotten only one more out in his last THREE starts combined than de la Rosa did in his last outing Tuesday. That's 12 ER in 7.1 IP. Meanwhile, de la Rosa has struck out 16, walked 5, and allowed 4 ER on 9 hitsover 13 IP in his last two starts. The Rockies' big second half addition to the pitching staff seems to have returned.
Today should be a fun day.
08/1/10 1:10 PM MDT
|Chicago Cubs||Colorado Rockies|
|Tyler Colvin - RF||Dexter Fowler - CF|
|Starlin Castro - SS||Jonathan Herrera - 2B|
|Derrek Lee - 1B||Carlos Gonzalez - LF|
|Geovany Soto - C||Troy Tulowitzki - SS|
|Marlon Byrd - CF||Jason Giambi - 1B|
|Alfonso Soriano - LF||Seth Smith - RF|
|Jeff Baker - 3B||Chris Iannetta - C|
|Blake DeWitt - 2B||Ian Stewart - 3B|
|Carlos Silva - P||Jorge de la Rosa - P|
#52 / Pitcher / Chicago Cubs
Apr 23, 1979
|2010 - Carlos Silva||10-4||19||19||0||0||0||0||107.2||109||47||45||10||22||76||3.76||1.22|
Jorge De La Rosa
#29 / Pitcher / Colorado Rockies
Apr 05, 1981
|2010 - Jorge De La Rosa||3-3||8||8||0||0||0||0||43.2||39||30||25||6||24||48||5.15||1.44|