After losing game one 5-2 earlier on Wednesday, the Rockies will now play game two of their doubleheader and try to avoid the sweep at Wrigley Field before heading to Los Angeles for a three-game series against the Dodgers.
Germán Márquez (11-9, 3.80 ERA, 1.17 WHIP), who was originally scheduled to start Tuesday night’s game before it got postponed due to rain, will try to help the Rockies get the first win on this nine-game road trip. Márquez has won three of his last four starts, giving up a total of five runs over 18 1/3 innings. That includes his last start when took a one-hitter into the seventh despite having a stomach bug.
The Cubs will start Justin Steele (2-2, 3.22 ERA, 1.25 WHIP). Steele has pitched only 22 1/3 innings pitched this season, whereas the ace and All-Star Márquez has thrown 151. After 11 appearances in the bullpen and some time in Triple-A, Steele joined Chicago’s starting rotation earlier this month. Wednesday’s second game will be his third start. The lefty has combined to throw nine innings in the two starts (four and five innings vs. the Reds and Brewers, respectively) and surrendered five earned runs on 10 hits. This will be his first career appearance against the Rockies.
Joshua Fuentes has been called up and will join the club as the 27th player for the doubleheader.
First Pitch: 4:30 P.M. MDT
TV: AT&T Sports Net Rocky Mountain; MLB.tv
Radio: KOA 850 AM/94.1 FM; KNRV 1150 (Spanish)