Coming off a rare road series win and shutout against the Dodgers on Sunday, the Colorado Rockies travel to Arlington today for an interleague matchup with the Texas Rangers. The Rockies swept the Rangers at Coors earlier in the year and will look to secure the season series with a win tonight.
Germán Márquez (11-9, 4.02 ERA), like many of the Rockies starters, has been unable to find his groove on the road this year. His last road win was in July against the Padres, but he’ll try to capitalize against a Rangers team that has won just 10 games since the All-Star break. He is 0-2 against the Rangers in his career, but sports a 1.93 ERA and threw seven innings of one run ball against them earlier this year, earning no decision in what was ultimately a Rockies victory.
The Rangers will counter with right hander A.J. Alexy, making his major league debut. He’s pitched well between Double and Triple-A this year, accumulating a 3-1 record with a 1.66 ERA. Originally a 11th-round draft pick of the Dodgers out of Twin Valley HS (Elverson, PA), Alexy mainly relies on a fastball and 12-6 curveball, occasionally resorting to a changeup and slider.
First Pitch: 6:05 PM MDT
TV: AT&T Sports Net Rocky Mountain; MLB.tv
Radio: KOA 850 AM/94.1 FM; KNRV 1150 (Spanish)
Down in the Lone ⭐️ State for a 3-game series! Here’s tonight’s lineup! pic.twitter.com/VhxH5Y4CSY— Colorado Rockies (@Rockies) August 30, 2021