Colorado Rockies: series preview against the Diamondbacks
The Colorado Rockies are half way through their road trip that many of us thought would be the most difficult stretch of their season. However, they went into Los Angeles to face the Dodgers and they swept them in Dodger Stadium for the first time since 1993.
The Rockies will head to Arizona to have a very important four-game series with the Arizona Diamondbacks. Even though they won 13 straight games heading into this past Friday, they lost two of three to the San Diego Padres.
Here are some things to pay attention to in this upcoming series.
Probable Starting Pitchers
For the Rockies on Monday night, they will have rookie left-hander Kyle Freeland on the mound. He is 11-10 with a 3.99 ERA in 27 games (26 starts). In his last three starts, however, he has not pitched well as he has a 6.75 ERA in that span and batters are hitting .400 against him. In his two September starts, he hasn’t lasted longer than four innings in those starts. Against the D’Backs this year, Freeland is 1-1 with a 3.60 ERA in two starts.
For the D’Backs, they will have their ace, Zack Greinke, on the mound. He is 16-6 with a 3.01 ERA in 28 starts on the season. His 16 wins are tied for the MLB lead. He has done particularly well at Chase Field this year as he is 13-1 with a 2.31 ERA in 16 starts there this season. Against the Rockies, he is 2-1 with a 3.62 ERA in four starts this season. He has been dominate in his past three starts as he is 2-0 with a 1.83 ERA and a .217 opponent batting average in that span.