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The Colorado Rockies take on the San Francisco Giants in a split doubleheader

Jordan Lyles vs. Chris Heston, David Hale vs. Yusmeiro Petit

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The Rockies and Giants will play two today, on account of an April 26 rainout. The first game of the split doubleheader will begin at 2:10 MT, while the second will commence at 7:10 MT.

Game 1

In game one, Jordan Lyles will take on Chris Heston. Lyles has been effective for the Rockies so far in 2015. He's gone at least six innings in all but two of his eight starts, and one of those short outings was due to a minor injury. He enters the game with a 4.53 ERA and a 100 ERA-. The latter figure indicates that Lyles as been firmly league average so far this season. This will be Lyles's fifth career start against the Giants and the first this season.

Chris Heston gets the start for the Giants. The 27 year old rookie enters the game with a 3.86 ERA and an ERA- of 103. Despite the ERA difference between the two pitchers, the park adjusted ERA- shows that Lyles and Heston have been similarly effective in 2015. This will be Heston's third start against the Rockies already this season. The Rockies won the first two games against him, although they did so in different fashion. On April 13, the Rockies scored two runs off during seven Heston innings at AT&T Park in what ended up a 2-0 Rockies victory. Then, on April 24 at Coors Field, the Rockies tagged Heston for six runs in 5.1 innings pitched in a 6-4 Rockies win.

Game 2

David Hale makes his Rockies debut against Yusmeiro Petit in the late game. The Rockies acquired Hale from the Braves in January. The acquisition was to provide starting pitcher depth, and that's exactly what he'll be doing today. He's up today to fill the 26th roster spot available for the second game of today's doubleheader. This will be Hale's ninth career start and first against the Giants.

Petit usually serves as the Giants' long man out of the bullpen, but he'll make the start this evening. It will be his first of the season. He's not unfamiliar with starting, however, as he filled in for twelve games for the Giants in 2014. The Rockies have had a lot of success against Petit at Coors Field. He's started five games in Denver during his career and has a 5.74 ERA in 31.1 innings pitched.

This is how the Rockies and Giants will lineup for the first game. We'll update with game two lineups when they're released.


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<h3>Today's Lineups</h3>

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<th align="left">SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS</th>

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




<tr><td class="td-last td-name">Gregor Blanco - LF</td><td class="td-first td-name">Charlie Blackmon - CF</td></tr><tr><td class="td-last td-name">Joe Panik - 2B</td><td class="td-first td-name">Nolan Arenado - 3B</td></tr><tr><td class="td-last td-name">Angel Pagan - CF</td><td class="td-first td-name">Carlos Gonzalez - RF</td></tr><tr><td class="td-last td-name">Brandon Belt - 1B</td><td class="td-first td-name">Troy Tulowitzki - SS</td></tr><tr><td class="td-last td-name">Hunter Pence - RF</td><td class="td-first td-name">Wilin Rosario - 1B</td></tr><tr><td class="td-last td-name">Brandon Crawford - SS</td><td class="td-first td-name">Ben Paulsen - LF</td></tr><tr><td class="td-last td-name">Matt Duffy - 3B</td><td class="td-first td-name">Nick Hundley - C</td></tr><tr><td class="td-last td-name">Andrew Susac - C</td><td class="td-first td-name">DJ LeMahieu - 2B</td></tr><tr><td class="td-last td-name">Chris Heston - RHP</td><td class="td-first td-name">Jordan Lyles - RHP</td></tr></tbody>




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