Sep 17, 2014; Denver, CO, USA; Colorado Rockies starting pitcher Jorge De La Rosa (29) delivers a pitch in the first inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Coors Field. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports
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Jorge De La Rosa’s start is complete. Here is the details of what was a pretty good start for De La Rosa. Unless they find something in the medical tomorrow in Denver, I cannot see any reason why he will not start on April 20th against the Padres in Denver. His final line was: 5 innings,. 5 hits 3 runs, 2 earned, 5 Ks, ZERO walks 50 Strikes 26 Balls 76 pitches. Aaron Laffey takes over with a 4-3 lead. De La Rosa is in line for the win, for what that’s worth
Inning 1: Jorge De La Rosa looks sharp Striking out the first batter on 4 pitches before giving up a single and a 399 foot double (against the 400 foot wall in straight center). De La Rosa would have escaped the inning but an error on Third Baseman Tim Smalling lead to an unearned run. De La Rosa stopped the damage there. 20 pitch first inning.
Inning 2: Jorge De La Rosa sizzles with another strike out and mowing down the side in 9 pitches.
Inning 3 Jorge De La Rosa comes out hot again Striking out the first and grounding out the second. He got behind Jesus Montero 3-0 but battled back to 3-2 before striking him out. A bit of a high inning with 17 pitches (46 of 75 pitches).
Inning 4 (During the bottom of the 3rd the Isotopes took the lead 2-1) A slow hopper starts the inning and a great play by SS Joey Wong takes down the runner, a base hit for Patrick Kylehan, De La Rosa gets a little wild against Catcher John Hicks bringing Topes Catcher Dustin Garneau out to calm him down. De La Rosa throws a grounder for a double play on the next pitch. 12 pitch inning. (58 of 75 pitches)
Inning 5 De La Rosa continues to work quick as we are barely an hour into the game. Carlos Rivero leads off the inning with a base hit and Jabari Blash follows with a 350 foot bash making it a 4-3 game. De La Rosa gets back on track with a Shawn O’Malley pop out to first. He strikes out Ketel Marte for his sixth K of the night. Started out slow on Chris Taylor falling behind 0-2 but got the count back to 2-2 and forced Taylor into a ground out ending the inning. He has pitched 76 pitches in five innings with no walks and five Ks. Great look for Colorado and solid start for De La Rosa. Official numbers to come but De La Rosa should be done for the day.