Apr 19, 2014; Denver, CO, USA; Colorado Rockies pitcher Jordan Lyles (24) delivers a pitch during the first inning against the Philadelphia Phillies at Coors Field. Mandatory Credit: Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports

MLB Preview: Robbie Erlin vs. Jordan Lyles

The Colorado Rockies (24-19) got a valiant effort out of their ace Jorge De La Rosa last night as Jordan Lyles looks to continue to carry the torch in game two of a three-game set against the San Diego Padres. De La Rosa carried a no-no into the seventh inning but Chris Denorfia tripled off the wall in right. Colorado ended up winning the game by the final score of 3-1.

Jordan Lyles takes the hill for the Rockies as the right-hander is currently 5-0 with a 2.66 ERA. The trade involving Dexter Fowler for Lyles and Brandon Barnes looks to be favoring the Rockies heavily as Lyles has done nothing but win ballgames. In his last start against the Cincinnati Reds, Lyles pitched six innings giving up four hits, two runs, two earned, walking four, while striking eight.

Robbie Erlin will toe the rubber opposite of Lyles for the San Diego Padres. The southpaw is arguably coming off his best start of the 2014 season, throwing 6 1/3 innings, giving up five hits, no runs, while striking out seven against the Miami Marlins. Erlin pitched against the Rockies back on April 15th and went 4 2/3, giving up six hits, three runs, three earned, walking one while striking out seven.

Rockies Lineup:

1: Charlie Blackmon – RF
2: Drew Stubbs – CF
3: Troy Tulowitzki – SS
4: Carlos Gonzalez – LF
5: Nolan Arenado – 3B
6: Justin Morneau – 1B
7: Jordan Pacheco – C
8: DJ LeMahieu – 2B
9: Jordan Lyles – P

Game Notes:

  • Troy Tulowitzki is 2-for-2 against Robbin Erlin with a double.
  • Rockies are 14-5 at home, batting .349 with 33 home runs.

First-pitch between the San Diego Padres and Colorado Rockies is scheduled for 8:10 PM ET, 6:10 PM MT.

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