Series Preview: Colorado Rockies vs Houston Astros
By Bobby DeMuro
Jun 12, 2015; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Astros left fielder P. Tucker (20) and center fielder J. Marisnick (6) and right fielder C. Rasmus (28) bow after the Astros defeated the Seattle Mariners 10-0 at Minute Maid Park. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports
The Colorado Rockies head to Houston with their tail between their legs, after losing three of four games in Miami against the struggling Marlins.
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The Colorado Rockies head to Houston on a downward spin, after working so hard to get so close to .500 baseball thanks to a decent enough homestand and surprising the St. Louis Cardinals with a series victory last week.
Now, though, the club has dropped three of four games to Miami – a series in which they scored six total runs in the four games – and is reeling again as they try to find a way to win away from home to avoid undoing their recent good work to get back to a nearly respectable record.
Enter: the Houston Astros, one of baseball’s surprise clubs, to take on the Rockies for four games – two in Houston, followed by two in Denver (we’ll consider the series to be one full preview here).
As always, here are your probable pitchers, along with more information on keys for the Rockies, and an interview regarding the Astros:
DATES, TIMES, AND PITCHERS (all times MT)
Monday, June 15, 6:10 pm (at Minute Maid Park)
Chad Bettis (2-1, 3.05) vs. Dallas Keuchel (7-2, 1.90)
Tuesday, June 16, 12:10 pm (at Minute Maid Park)
Chris Rusin (2-1, 3.38) vs. Vincent Velasquez (0-0, 0.00)
Wednesday, June 17, 6:40 pm (at Coors Field)
Kyle Kendrick (2-8, 5.87) vs. Brett Oberholtzer (1-1, 2.25)
Thursday, June 18, 1:10 pm (at Coors Field)
David Hale (2-1, 4.56) vs. Collin McHugh (6-3, 5.08)
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