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The Colorado Rockies send Jorge De La Rosa to the mound to face off against Clayton Kershaw and the Dodgers

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The Rockies will face Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw this afternoon

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The snow is cleared away, and the Rockies are set to face the Dodgers this afternoon.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-partner="tweetdeck"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Today&#39;s game is currently ON as scheduled.&#10;&#10;However, the pregame parade has been canceled so field can be prepped. <a href="http://t.co/rM1jjExJfT">pic.twitter.com/rM1jjExJfT</a></p>&mdash; Colorado Rockies (@Rockies) <a href="https://twitter.com/Rockies/status/597440908687118336">May 10, 2015</a></blockquote>

The Rockies send Jorge De La Rosa to the mound. De La Rosa will make his fourth start of the season. His past two starts were much better than his abysmal 2015 debut, but he still has not put it together yet. The surprising bright spot of the season so far is that he's striking out a ton of batters. De La Rosa's Kimbrel-esque 14.3 strikeouts per nine rate won't last, but the fact that batters are whiffing on his pitches so frequently is encouraging. The key for De La Rosa is to find, and keep, his command.

The Dodgers counter with Clayton Kershaw, who is good. But so far in 2015, Kershaw has put up unexciting figures: a 3.72 ERA and a 102 ERA-. The latter number indicates that he's been a touch below average so far this season. This won't last. The .348 BABIP against Kershaw in 2015 is 75 points higher than his career average, and one out of every five fly balls Kershaw has allowed has gone for a home run so far this season. That will also go down.

But that doesn't mean it has to go down today. Kershaw has allowed three times as many home runs at Coors Field, 12, as he has at any other road ballpark.

Yesterday, Don Mattingly intended to sit Joc Pederson and Adrian Gonzalez against the lefty De La Rosa. The Rockies didn't get so lucky today, as both are in the lineup. The Rockies lineup, on the other hand, looks a lot like yesterday's. Carlos Gonzalez, Corey Dickerson, and Justin Morneau are all sitting out. Rafael Ynoa will play left field.

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<tr><td class="td-last td-name">Joc Pederson - CF</td><td class="td-first td-name">Charlie Blackmon - RF</td></tr><tr><td class="td-last td-name">Jimmy Rollins - SS</td><td class="td-first td-name">DJ LeMahieu - 2B</td></tr><tr><td class="td-last td-name">Howie Kendrick - 2B</td><td class="td-first td-name">Troy Tulowitzki - SS</td></tr><tr><td class="td-last td-name">Adrian Gonzalez - 1B</td><td class="td-first td-name">Nolan Arenado - 3B</td></tr><tr><td class="td-last td-name">Alex Guerrero - 3B</td><td class="td-first td-name">Wilin Rosario - 1B</td></tr><tr><td class="td-last td-name">Chris Heisey - LF</td><td class="td-first td-name">Nick Hundley - C</td></tr><tr><td class="td-last td-name">Enrique Hernandez - RF</td><td class="td-first td-name">Drew Stubbs - CF</td></tr><tr><td class="td-last td-name">A.J. Ellis - C</td><td class="td-first td-name">Rafael Ynoa - LF</td></tr><tr><td class="td-last td-name">Clayton Kershaw - LHP</td><td class="td-first td-name">Jorge De La Rosa - LHP</td></tr></tbody>

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