Fresh off a series win against the Minnesota Twins, the Colorado Rockies continue their road trip kicking off a three game set against the Cincinnati Reds tonight. The Rockies are looking to improve on their already National League leading 13-6 road record against a Reds team that started the season hot, but has started to regress back to expectations going 3-7 in their last 10 games.
Much like the Rockies, the Reds bullpen and defense has been their keys to success this season. The bullpen has pitched a league leading 1641⁄3 innings with a 73 ERA-. Their defense is leading the league in fielding runs as well, with the Rockies in second place.
Unfortunately for the Reds, their starting pitching has left a lot to be desired as they are last in the league in IP and ERA-. The bullpen has done it’s job of holding leads, but they aren’t getting nearly as many leads to hold as the Rockies bullpen has.
Tyler Anderson will take the mound for the Rockies hoping to continue to build on his last two starts. After struggling through April, Anderson has been much better in May striking out 13.89 per nine innings with a 3.09 ERA.
Lisalverto Bonilla will be making his second start and third appearance for the Reds tonight. In his last appearance he pitched an eight-inning complete game in a loss to the San Francisco Giants. For the season, Bonilla has pitched 13 innings, striking out 11 and walking 5.
Besides the usual broadcast options, today’s contest will also be streamed live on Facebook as the first of 20 MLB games that will be streamed on Facebook this year. Unlike other streaming options, there will be no blackout restrictions so anyone in the Rockies and Reds broadcasting areas should have access to a free online stream.
When and how to watch Rockies vs. Reds
First Pitch: 5:10 pm MT
TV Broadcast: Root Sports Rocky Mountain (Rockies), Fox Sports Ohio (Reds)
Radio Broadcast: 850 KOA (Rockies), 700 WLW (Reds)
Hello Cincinnati. Here's our lineup. Let's get after it! pic.twitter.com/u6kp1LDIWO— Colorado Rockies (@Rockies) May 19, 2017