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Colorado Rockies seek series split against the Philadelphia Phillies

The Rockies look to split the series with the Phillies in today’s mid-day matchup.

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After dropping game three last night, the Rockies will send Jorge De La Rosa to the mound to avoid the series loss against the one team in baseball with a lower projected playoff probability, as per FanGraphs.

De La Rosa put together a brilliant start in his last appearance -- a 7-1 victory over the Dodgers. The Rockies’ ace shut out the division leaders, surrendering just two hits in 7 1/3 innings, no walks and three strikeouts. De La Rosa enters today’s game with a 1-2 record and 6.56 ERA.

Carlos Ruiz has the Phillies’ best numbers against Jorge De La Rosa -- 6 hits in 11 at bats. Grady Sizemore owns two homeruns in his career off of the lefty.

The Phillies will counter with veteran Jerome Williams, a flyball pitcher who has struggled a bit with left handed batters this season. Williams is 3-3 on the year with a 5.02 ERA, but owns an atrocious 8.16 ERA in three road starts.

Here’s how the Rockies and the Phillies will lineup this afternoon:


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<h3>Today's Lineups</h3>

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<th align="left">PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES</th>

<th align="left">COLORADO ROCKIES</th>




<tr><td class="td-last td-name">Freddy Galvis - SS</td><td class="td-first td-name">Charlie Blackmon - CF</td></tr><tr><td class="td-last td-name">Chase Utley - 2B</td><td class="td-first td-name">DJ LeMahieu - 2B</td></tr><tr><td class="td-last td-name">Darin Ruf - LF</td><td class="td-first td-name">Carlos Gonzalez - RF</td></tr><tr><td class="td-last td-name">Ryan Howard - 1B</td><td class="td-first td-name">Troy Tulowitzki - SS</td></tr><tr><td class="td-last td-name">Maikel Franco - 3B</td><td class="td-first td-name">Ben Paulsen - 1B</td></tr><tr><td class="td-last td-name">Jeff Francoeur - RF</td><td class="td-first td-name">Mike McKenry - C</td></tr><tr><td class="td-last td-name">Odubel Herrera - CF</td><td class="td-first td-name">Brandon Barnes - LF</td></tr><tr><td class="td-last td-name">Cameron Rupp - C</td><td class="td-first td-name">Daniel Descalso - 3B</td></tr><tr><td class="td-last td-name">Jerome Williams - RHP</td><td class="td-first td-name">Jorge De La Rosa - LHP</td></tr></tbody>




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Brandon Barnes will make his first start of the season for the Rockies in left field. Ben Paulsen takes over at first base for the first time this year in his second consecutive start. Daniel Descalso will get the start at third base as Nolan Arenado takes a rest day.

No ROOT broadcast for today’s game, tune in here instead:

Radio: KOA

TV: MLB Network