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

Minnesota Twins vs. Colorado Rockies Preview: Kris Johnson vs. Jorge De La Rosa

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The Colorado Rockies are on a two-game winning streak ending Friday night’s series opener against the Minnesota Twins at Coors Field. If winning two-in-a-row doesn’t excite you, this should. The Rockies are expected to get back outfielder Carlos Gonzalez (finger) as he will switch positions and play right field.

Pitching Matchup:

MIN: Kris Johnson (0-0, 0.00 ERA)
COL: Jorge De La Rosa (9-6, 4.75 ERA)

Kris Johnson will be making his second start for the Minnesota Twins as this will also be his third career Major League start. The 29-year-old was extremely wild in his last outing against the Los Angeles Dodgers, walking six batters in just 4.1 innings, giving up for hits. Luckily for Johnson, he did not allow a run as his pitch count ran up to 106. You can say he was wildly effective as he did finish the game with five strikeouts.

Jorge De La Rosa looks to extend the Colorado Rockies win streak to three games Friday night as the southpaw looks for his 10th victory this season. Jorge has been excellent of late, earning three-straight wins in his last three starts. Against the Los Angeles Dodgers last Saturday, De La Rosa gave up just two runs through six innings, walking three and striking out three for his 9th victory this season. De La Rosa has been rumored to the Baltimore Orioles as they have shown interest in him.

Rockies Lineup:

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

Game Notes:

  • Rockies look to extend their win streak to three games.
  • Joe Mauer is 4-for-10 lifetime vs. Jorge De La Rosa with 2 RBI’s and 6 walks.
  • Josh Willingham is 3-for-8 lifetime vs. Jorge De La Rosa with 2 RBI’s and 6 walks.
  • Carlos Gonzalez returns to lineup (finger) after being out since June 3rd.

First-pitch between the Minnesota Twins and Colorado Rockies is scheduled for 8:40 PM ET, 6:40 PM MT.

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