After a rough first game that found the Rockies down 10-0 in the first inning, the Rockies will be back in action and looking for a doubleheader split this evening vs. the Giants. In the only other DH of the season, the Rockies lost game one to the Mets and came back to win game two.
Even though rain and thunderstorms were scattered earlier, the forecast looks clear for the rest of the night. Ryan Castellani is getting the start for the Rockies after being pulled up from the alternate site as the 27th man rule where teams can bring up an additional player for doubleheaders.
Alex Wood (3-0, 1.50 ERA) will be on the bump for the Giants. Last Wednesday in San Francisco, Wood dominated the Rockies with five no-hitting innings on his way to six solid innings where he struck out nine before being pulled with the bases loaded in the seventh. He ended up surrendering two runs on four hits in the Rockies 7-3 loss.
Castellani started his MLB career off with a bang when he retired the first 12 batters he faced in his debut on Aug. 8, 2020 in Seattle. He struck out his very first batter, fueling four perfect innings before he struggled with command issues in the fifth and was pulled after hitting one batter with a pitch and walking another. The bullpen went on to combine for a one-hit shutout as the Rockies won 5-0. It was the Rockies 11th win of the season, giving them an 11-3 mark to start off the COVID-delayed and shortened season. We all know what happened after that, but maybe Castellani can put together another nice debut, even if it’s just for the season. On the bright side, the game is only seven innings.
May the 4th be with him.
Note: SBNation’s websites have been experiencing some technical difficulties, which caused a delay in posting this thread.
First Pitch: 7:05 P.M. MDT
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