Series Preview: Los Angeles Angels vs Colorado Rockies

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May 13, 2015; Anaheim, CA, USA; Colorado Rockies first baseman W. Rosario (20) beats the tag by Los Angeles Angels catcher C. Perez (58) for a run in the fourth inning of the game at Angel Stadium of Anaheim. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

SERIES KEYS FOR THE ROCKIES

Take advantage of the Angels’ pitching woes

The Angels have some decent pitchers — C.J. Wilson, Hector Santiago, Garrett Richards. Even Jered Weaver had been doing… OK… for parts of this season.

The good news for the Rockies is that they won’t see the Angels’ good hurlers this series, instead catching youngster Andrew Heaney (who is a hell of a prospect, but has only pitched 13 big league innings this year), and Matt Shoemaker, who has been struggling to stay in the rotation.

Good! This is a great time for the Rockies to enjoy a little home cooking against two pitchers who can be exploited a bit, for different reasons, and maybe catch a good team reeling to take both games of this abbreviated series.

Take advantage of two good Rockies’ pitchers

Yay! It’s Chad Bettis and Chris Rusin! Those two guys have thrown really well for the Rockies, and they both (especially Rusin) probably deserve better numbers than they have.

Either way, it’s an opportunity for the Rockies to win at least one game by a guy not named Jorge De La Rosa. Can it happen?

Three All Stars in the lineup?

Congrats to Nolan Arenado and DJ LeMahieu, and maybe Troy Tulowitzki, on the All Star nods. Any team that has two (or three?) position player All-Stars needs to be able to score runs. Especially at home. Especially in Denver. Especially at Coors Field.

If the Rockies don’t give us tacos at least once in this two-game series… yikes.

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