May 22, 2014; Denver, CO, USA; Colorado Rockies pitcher Jorge De La Rosa (29) delivers a pitch during the first inning against the San Francisco Giants at Coors Field. Mandatory Credit: Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports

MLB Preview: Jorge De La Rosa vs. Cole Hamels

The Colorado Rockies (27-24) are in need of some well-timed hitting combined with some good pitching Tuesday afternoon after falling in game one to the Philadelphia Phillies, 9-0. Colorado’s offense was also stagnant, going 0-for-8 with runners in scoring position (RISP).

Jorge De La Rosa looks to snap the Rockies two-game skid as he tries to slow down the Phillies offense. He will also look to keep first baseman Ryan Howard in-check who just went 3-for-4 with a homer Monday night, snapping a 2-for-30 slump.

De La Rosa is coming off of an outing against the San Francisco Giants that ended up getting delayed twice due to rain — eventually getting suspended until September. De La Rosa went three strong innings, giving up no hits, walking one, and striking out three. His prior start against the San Diego Padres was phenomenal, giving up just one hit through seven innings while striking out five.

Cole Hamels will look to keep the Phillies streak going, making his seventh start of the 2014 season. Hamels is coming off of an outing where he received very little run support, going seven innings while giving up six hits, three runs, walking one, and striking out six. The southpaw has only given up five earned runs in his last 21 innings pitched, striking out 26 batters during that span.

Rockies Lineup:

1: Drew Stubbs – CF
2: DJ LeMahieu – 2B
3: Troy Tulowitzki – SS
4: Carlos Gonzalez – LF
5: Michael Cuddyer – RF
6: Justin Morneau – 1B
7: Wilin Rosario – C
8: Charlie Culberson – 2B
9: Jorge De La Rosa – P

Game Notes:

  • Ryan Howard is just 3-for-13 lifetime vs. Jorge De La Rosa.
  • Jorge De La Rosa is 5-0 in his last six starts with a 1.85 ERA; holding hitters to a .181 average.
  • Justin Morneau is 4-for-8 lifetime against Cole Hamels with a HR and 4 RBI’s.

First-pitch between the Colorado Rockies and Philadelphia Phillies is scheduled for 7:05 PM ET, 5:05 PM MT.

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