Apr 27, 2014; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Colorado Rockies starting pitcher Jorge De La Rosa (29) throws in the second inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports

MLB Preview: Jorge De La Rosa vs. Colby Lewis

The Colorado Rockies (21-14) are coming off of an impressive 12-1 victory Tuesday night over the Texas Rangers at Coors Field. They would compile 21 hits in the victory, as Carlos Gonzalez went a perfect 5-for-5 from the dish. Colorado looks for their third-straight win against Texas in as many days, sending ace Jorge De La Rosa to the hill.

De La Rosa, 33, is starting to regain form of late and is coming off of a victory Friday night against the New York Mets. Jorge would end up tossing six innings, giving up eight hits, three runs, three earned, three walks while striking out four. Pitch count has been a problem with the southpaw all season but he has pitched much better in his last three starts. His best performance came on 4/27 against the Los Angeles Dodgers where he pitched seven strong, giving up just four hits and one earned with three strikeouts.

Colby Lewis will be his counterpart Wednesday night and has pitched well in his four starts this season. In his last outing against the Los Angeles Angels where he picked up the win, he pitched 5 2/3 inning, giving up seven hits, two runs, two earned, one walk while striking out six. Length has been a problem with the righty as he hasn’t made it past six innings this season. 5 2/3’s was the farthest he has gone this season while he has had two starts consisting of 5 1/3.

Game Notes:

  •  Nolan Arenado extended his hitting streak to 26-games Tuesday night; he is now one shy of the club record (27 games) from Michael Cuddyer which happened last season.
  • Troy Tulowitzki continues to mash for the Rockies; the All-Star shortstop went 3-for-4 last night with a double — season stats: .421 average, 9 home runs, 30 RBI’s.
  • Carlos Gonzalez went 5-for-5 last night — extending his hit streak to 8 games.
  • Prince Fielder is 3-for-11 lifetime against JDLR.
  • Jordan Pacheco is 2-for-3 lifetime against Lewis, but he will not be in the lineup.

Rockies Lineup vs. Rangers:

Charlie Blackmon
2:Corey DickersonDH
3:Troy TulowitzkiSS
4:Carlos Gonzalez LF
5:Nolan Arenado3B
6:Justin Morneau1B
7:Drew StubbsCF
8:Mike McKenryC
9:DJ LeMahieu2B

First-pitch between the Rockies and Rangers at Arlington is scheduled for 8:05 PM ET, 6:05 PM MT.

Tags: Colorado Rockies Jorge De La Rosa Nolan Arenado Troy Tulowitzki

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