Jun 13, 2014; San Francisco, CA, USA; Colorado Rockies starting pitcher Jorge De La Rosa (29) pitches during the first inning against the San Francisco Giants at AT&T Park. Mandatory Credit: Bob Stanton-USA TODAY Sports

Rockies vs. Dodgers Preview: Jorge De La Rosa vs. Clayton Kershaw


The Colorado Rockies were hot coming into this series, winners of five-straight; including three come-from-behind wins against the San Francisco Giants. Now, they are on the brink of getting swept by the Los Angeles Dodgers on the road. They will need the bats to wake up to avoid a sweep and it won’t come easy.

Pitching Matchup:

COL: Jorge De La Rosa: (6-5, 4.12 ERA)
LAD: Clayton Kershaw: (6-2, 2.93 ERA)

Jorge De La Rosa looks to prevent the three-game sweep as the southpaw takes the hill in the series finale. In his last start against the San Francisco Giants, De La Rosa lasted just three innings, giving up two earned on five hits while striking out three. He has been dealing with back issues but head trainer Keith Dugger said the lefty was okay to make the start. Jorge has his worst outing of the season against the Dodgers on June 8th, giving up five earned on four hits through 5 1/3, needing 109 pitches to get through.

Clayton Kershaw will get the opportunity to give his Los Angeles Dodgers a three-game sweep. Unfortunately for the Rockies, Kershaw is coming off one of his better starts of the 2014 season. He would give up just one earned on eight hits through seven solid innings, walking one and striking out seven; picking up his sixth win of the season. Against the Rockies on June 8th, Kershaw picked up his fifth win giving up one earned on three hits through five.

Rockies Lineup:

1: Corey Dickerson – LF
2: Brandon Barnes – RF
3: Troy Tulowitzki – SS
4: Wilin Rosario – C
5: Drew Stubbs – CF
6: Josh Rutledge – 3B
7: Kyle Parker – 1B
8: DJ LeMahieu – 2B
9: Jorge De La Rosa

Game Notes:

  • Rockies look to avoid a three-game sweep.
  • Charlie Blackmon is 5-for-15 lifetime vs. Clayton Kershaw with a 2B.
  • Adrian Gonzalez is 13-for-36 lifetime vs. Jorge De La Rosa with 3 2B, 1 3B, 3 HR, and 10 RBI’s.
  • Kyle Parker will be making his first MLB start at first base.

First-pitch between the Colorado Rockies and Los Angeles Dodgers is scheduled for 10:10 PM ET, 8:10 PM MT.

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