May 24, 2024

Rockies look to stun another tough opponent, face the Astros

The IS Colorado Rockies one major league giant was slain last weekend and will aim for another on Tuesday when they open a two-game series against the Houston Astros in Denver

Houston will send Hunter Brown (6-6, 4.12 ERA) to the mound, and the Rockies I haven’t started a name yet

Colorado had a day off to enjoy what he did for the New York Yankees over the weekend. The IS Rockies New York took two of three games, the latest from a two-run deficit in the eighth inning and finally won 8-7 on Alan Trejo’s home run in the 11th on Sunday.

The day off will help the bullpen get some much-needed rest and give Colorado manager Bud Black a chance to figure out who he can line up as a starter on Tuesday.

The IS Rockies currently four key members of the starting rotation are on the injured list, with two — German Marquez and Antonio Senzatela — out due to Tommy John surgery. Kyle Freeland (shoulder) is on the 15-day IL, and Ryan Feltner (head) is on the 60-day IL

That opened up opportunities for others, like Connor Seabold, who has struggled so far this season. Black may join Peter Lambert, who has been used in relief as he works his way back from Tommy John surgery.

Lambert was sent to the minors before the All-Star break in an effort to get him used to going deeper in outings. He made one spot debut this year, but the Rockies He plans to limit his bowels as a precaution

“It’s the smartest thing to do,” Lambert said of the innings limit. “I’d rather be parking in September than shut down in August.”

Unfortunately for Colorado, he has the flexibility to tinker with his roster because the postseason is not a realistic possibility. Meanwhile, Houston is chasing Texas in the American League West and hopes to successfully defend its World Series title.

The IS Astros have been treading water for most of the season and sit three games back of the Rangers, and they need help for their overworked bullpen. Four pitchers have pitched 40 or more games this season and Saturday’s starter Framber Valdez left with a calf injury

Houston will likely make calls to try to bring in more arms before the August 1 trade deadline.

“We’ll probably be in the market, too, for some ‘pen help if we can get it,” general manager Dana Brown said. Astros‘ Sunday radio broadcast. “Our boys are taxed for the most part.

The good news for Houston is that it is playing a team that has dominated for the past 10 years. Starting in 2013, the Astros which is 21-5 per Rockiesincluding a pair of wins in Houston earlier this month

Brown hasn’t faced Colorado in his young career, but has been impressive in 17 starts this season. However, Brown has hit a rough patch of late, going 0-3 with a 7.23 ERA over his last four outings.

–Field Level Media

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