This is a critical series for Colorado if they still hold playoff aspirations. The Rockies are catching the Dodgers at a very good time -- no Matt Kemp, series at Coors, etc. -- so now is the time to continue pounding the crap out of the ball. A sweep brings the Rockies to 7.5 games back in the division.
Dodgers lead the series 2-0
|Fri 05/11|| WP: Chris Capuano (5 - 0) |
LP: Jamie Moyer (1 - 3)
|3 - 7 loss|
|Sun 05/13|| WP: Ted Lilly (5 - 0) |
LP: Alex White (0 - 2)
|5 - 11 loss|
Going for the Dodgers is Chris Capuano, one of my off-season targets for the Rockies. Then the Dodgers signed him for ludicrous money (2 years, $10 million) considering his age (33) and previous accomplishments (not much). Of course, he's been terrific so far for LA, going 7-1 with a 2.14 ERA and averaging over 6 innings per start. It's not the best match-up, but we are getting him in the friendly environs of Coors Field.
#35 / Pitcher / Los Angeles Dodgers
Aug 19, 1978
In what has been a gap year for the Rockies, tonight's outing amounts to a gap start by Josh Outman. He's not stretched out as a starter, so we shouldn't be expecting a whole lot of length. Then again, with the length the Rockies have been getting from the rest of their starting pitching, that shouldn't be too out of the ordinary for the Colorado bullpen. Carlos Torres, who was called up when Jamie Moyer was DFA'd recently, will probably be the long man tonight.
#88 / Pitcher / Colorado Rockies
Sep 14, 1984
It's not a good match-up for such a critical series, but with the way Colorado has been hitting lately it might not matter.