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The Colorado Rockies and Arizona Diamondbacks square off in a De La Rosa rubber match

De La Rosa Day comes to Coors Field for the final game of the series between the Rockies and the Diamondbacks.

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Following last night’s disappointing loss to the Diamondbacks, the Rockies will hunt the series win in today’s mid-day rubber match. It’ll be a battle of the De La Rosa’s for the second time this season, Rockies’ ace Jorge De La Rosa up against Arizona’s Rubby De La Rosa.

Rubby De La Rosa enters today’s game with a record of 6-3 and an ERA of 4.96. De La Rosa this season has already set a career high win total, and currently holds a career low 1.270 WHIP. The 26 year old righty outmaneuvered James Shields and the Padres in his last outing, allowing just two runs on five hits over seven innings of work. De La Rosa profiles well for success at Coors Field, generating high groundball rates from his fastball as well as his secondary stuff. The Diamondbacks' De La Rosa works a consistent four pitch arsenal consisting of a four seam fastball, slider, sinker and changeup first taught to him by Pedro Martinez. It's unlikely but possible Rockies' hitter will see a cutter mixed in.

The Rockies will counteract with a bench-heavy lineup lead off by hot hitting regular, Charlie Blackmon. In the last seven games, Blackmon boasts a .429/.500/.750 slash line, with nine RBIs and four stolen bases. Brandon Barnes is hitting .316 off of right handed pitchers in 27 games this year. Wilin Rosario has begun to gain some momentum at the plate; he will make his 31st start of the season at first base. Blackmon, Barnes, Rafael Ynoa and Nolan Arenado are all batting over .300 in day games this year.

Troy Tulowitzki is out of the starting lineup this afternoon, as to be expected with his one game a week rest schedule. Carlos Gonzalez will not start the third consecutive game after injuring his hand on Sunday.

Jorge De La Rosa is coming off of an uninspiring start against Milwaukee in which he gave up six runs in five innings. To pay the Rockies’ taxed bullpen a favor, De La Rosa is going to need to find the home field groove he’s been inconsistent with this season.

De La Rosa is 4-3 on the year with a 5.47 ERA, 2-2 in seven games at Coors Field.

Here’s how the Rockies and Diamondbacks will line up for today’s afternoon contest:


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<h3>Today's Lineups</h3>

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<th align="left">ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS</th>

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




<tr><td class="td-last td-name">Nick Ahmed - SS</td><td class="td-first td-name">Charlie Blackmon - CF</td></tr><tr><td class="td-last td-name">A.J. Pollock - CF</td><td class="td-first td-name">Rafael Ynoa - 2B</td></tr><tr><td class="td-last td-name">Paul Goldschmidt - 1B</td><td class="td-first td-name">Nolan Arenado - 3B</td></tr><tr><td class="td-last td-name">Yasmany Tomas - RF</td><td class="td-first td-name">Ben Paulsen - LF</td></tr><tr><td class="td-last td-name">Aaron Hill - 3B</td><td class="td-first td-name">Wilin Rosario - 1B</td></tr><tr><td class="td-last td-name">Welington Castillo - C</td><td class="td-first td-name">Mike McKenry - C</td></tr><tr><td class="td-last td-name">Chris Owings - 2B</td><td class="td-first td-name">Daniel Descalso - SS</td></tr><tr><td class="td-last td-name">David Peralta - LF</td><td class="td-first td-name">Brandon Barnes - RF</td></tr><tr><td class="td-last td-name">Rubby De La Rosa - RHP</td><td class="td-first td-name">Jorge De La Rosa - LHP</td></tr></tbody>




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