After yesterday’s postponement, the Rockies and Cubs return to battle for a doubleheader on a Wednesday afternoon in Chicago. If you’re in need of a series refresher, the Cubs walked off the Rockies on two-run Rafael Ortega home run on Monday night. The loss tied the season series with the Cubs up at two games a piece.
Today’s seven inning doubleheader will be the sixth of the Rockies’ season and the first since May 29th when they played two in Pittsburgh. Overall, Colorado is 3-7 in seven inning games games this season.
Going first for the Rockies will be Austin Gomber (9-7, 4.15 ERA). Gomber is coming off of a solid outing against the Diamondbacks last week when he allowed just three runs, though he may have wished he pitched longer into the game, going just five innings. Gomber is looking to turn things around on the road as he’s posting a 5.80 ERA through 12 road starts. Though he has made several relief appearances at Wrigley, this will be just the second time Gomber has made a start at the friendly confines. However, he did throw four shutout innings with six strikeouts across two games there last year.
On the other side, will be the right hander Zach Davies (6-10, 5.04 ERA). Davies has really struggled with the Cubs this season. He’s coming off of a game against the Royals last week that also saw him allow a season high four home runs. Davies has given up seven or more runs four different times this season. One of those times was in Colorado against the Rockies earlier this month when he gave up exactly seven runs on six hits and two walks in just four innings.
Joshua Fuentes returns to the Rockies, at least for today, and will serve as the 27th man on the roster for today’s doubleheader.
First Pitch: 12:20pm MDT
TV: AT&T Sports Net Rocky Mountain; MLB.tv
Radio: KOA 850 AM/94.1 FM; KNRV 1150 (Spanish)