These two games in the next 24 hours are a pair of the biggest reasons I still don't think the Rockies are going to get to 100 loses this season. Not only do the Rockies miss both Clayton Kershaw and Zack Greinke in this Coors Field series, but they now have Tyler Matzek and Jorge De La Rosa giving them pretty distinct chances for solid, and perhaps more importantly, lengthy outings.
Of course, one big thing working against the Rockies over at least the next few days is the absence of Nolan Arenado, who in classic 2014 Rockies fashion is being diagnosed with this:
Nolan Arenado's MRI & CT Scan revealed that he has a chest contusion and early onset pneumonia.— Rockies PR (@RockiesPR) September 16, 2014
Here's your starting lineups:
|LOS ANGELES DODGERS||COLORADO ROCKIES|
|Dee Gordon - 2B||Charlie Blackmon - RF|
|Yasiel Puig - CF||Josh Rutledge - SS|
|Adrian Gonzalez - 1B||Justin Morneau - 1B|
|Matt Kemp - RF||Drew Stubbs - CF|
|Scott Van Slyke - LF||Corey Dickerson - LF|
|Justin Turner - SS||Mike McKenry - C|
|Juan Uribe - 3B||Charlie Culberson - 3B|
|A.J. Ellis - C||DJ LeMahieu - 2B|
|Dan Haren - RHP||Tyler Matzek - LHP|
GOOOOOOOOO (what's left of the) ROOOOCCCCCKKKKIIIEEESSSS!!!!!!!!