Well then. Things certainly could be going better for the Colorado Rockies. On Thursday night the bullpen squandered a great start from Austin Gomber and the most offense the team has generated in days to fall to the Los Angeles Dodgers 7-5. This loss cemented six losses in a row for back-to-back sweeps in the team’s first road trip of the 2021 season. Now the Rockies limp back to a cold and snowy Colorado hoping to right the ship as they hold the league’s dubious honor of first team to ten losses. This afternoon they kick off the first series with a team outside of their own division: a three game set against the NL East’s New York Mets. The game was originally scheduled to be played yesterday, but was postponed due to the snowy weather. Now it will be the first game of a double header.
Narrator: It was not perfect baseball weather. pic.twitter.com/alh8iKEIG2— Colorado Rockies (@Rockies) April 16, 2021
On the mound for the Rockies is Chi Chi González, who has one of the club’s better ERAs at 3.60 through his ten innings of work. The soft throwing righty makes is second start of the season after a short but sweet outing against the San Francisco Giants during the road trip. Chi Chi threw five innings of one run baseball, allowing four hits and walking three.
The pitcher taking the bump for the Metropolitans presents a massive challenge for the Rockies to start the home stand. It’s Jacob deGrom, one of the best pitchers in the league. The two time Cy Young award winner is already off to a tremendous start, with an ERA of just 0.64 through 14 innings, a WHIP of 0.71, and a whopping 21 strikeouts.
The Rockies announced that Colorado native LHP Lucas Gilbreath will be the 27th man for the double header, potentially making his major league debut.
First pitch: 3:10 PM MDT
TV: AT&T Sports Net Rocky Mountain; MLB.tv
Radio: KOA 850 AM/94.1 FM; KNRV 1150 (Spanish)