Series Preview: Colorado Rockies vs Washington Nationals
By Bobby DeMuro
Jul 22, 2014; Denver, CO, USA; Colorado Rockies starting pitcher Y. Flande (58) tags out Washington Nationals right fielder J. Werth (28) at first base in the third inning at Coors Field. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports
The Colorado Rockies had a three-game home series, and now they are back out on the road, facing the very difficult Washington Nationals in the nation’s capital.
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The Colorado Rockies are about to have a very, very bad week. If you haven’t been paying attention around baseball, the New York Mets and Washington Nationals are in something of a dog fight for first place in the National League East — and while there are still more than 50 games to go in the season, obviously both those teams know every win counts.
Oh, and both those teams play the Colorado Rockies in the next week. And both those teams pitch very, very well. And both those teams catch the Rockies away from Coors Field, at their home east coast ballparks. Just wonderful.
First up: the Washington Nationals. As always, here are your probable pitchers, so strap in for a series that, as sure as the day is long, will be a brutal, brutal piece of baseball for your beloved Colorado Rockies (but maybe they’ll win one?).
DATES, TIMES, AND PITCHERS (all times MT)
Friday, August 7, 5:05 pm
Jorge De La Rosa (7-4, 4.87) vs. Jordan Zimmermann (8-7, 3.54)
Saturday, August 8, 5:05 pm
Yohan Flande (2-1, 3.54) vs. Stephen Strasburg (5-5, 5.16)
Sunday, August 9, 11:35 am
Eddie Butler (3-8, 5.45) vs. Max Scherzer (11-8, 2.31)
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