Jorge de la Rosa takes the mound for the first time since inking a new two-year deal with the Colorado Rockies that most have described as mutually beneficial.
His start comes on the heels of Tyler Matzek's brilliant performance last night -- tossing a complete game shutout. Both Matzek and de la Rosa are a big part of the Rockies near future and maybe even long-term plans. In a season with a lot of anguish and little left to play for in the standings, the final weeks will be spent getting a feel for what the Rockies have going forward and they hope Matzek and de la Rosa can be valuable and reliable parts of that moving forward.
Jorge comes into the game with a 3.19 ERA in games at Coors Field this season.
Oft injured starting pitcher Joe Weiland gets the start for the San Diego Padres. He comes in sporting a 3.42 ERA on the season.