Jul 7, 2014; Denver, CO, USA; Colorado Rockies starting pitcher Tyler Matzek (46) delivers a pitch in the first inning against the San Diego Padres at Coors Field. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

Minnesota Twins vs. Colorado Rockies Preview: Kevin Correia vs. Tyler Matzek

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Would you look at that? The Colorado Rockies are now winners of three-straight heading into game two of a three-game set Saturday afternoon with the Minnesota Twins. Jorge De La Rosa pitched very well in Friday night’s series opener, allowing just one run as the Rockies offense backed him up. This afternoon, Colorado looks to extend their winning streak with a rookie on the hill.

Pitching Matchup:

MIN: Kevin Correia (4-11, 4.79 ERA)
COL:  Tyler Matzek (1-3, 4.79 ERA)

Kevin Correia looks to build on a strong performance his last time out against the Seattle Mariners last Monday as he faces a potent Colorado Rockies lineup. The righty picked up a tough-luck loss in the outing, giving up just two runs on five hits through seven strong innings. Correia would wind up walking three while striking out just one. Opponents are hitting .291 off of Correia as he has given up 11 home runs this season.

Tyler Matzek will look to extend the Colorado Rockies winning streak to four games Saturday afternoon as he is coming off of a shaky outing against the San Diego Padres. He was pitching well up until the seventh where the wheels fell off, giving up five earned on eight hits through six innings. Tyler would end up walking four but also struck out four. The rookie southpaw will be looking for his second Major League victory.

Rockies Lineup:

1: Charlie Blackmon – CF
2: Carlos Gonzalez – RF
3: Troy Tulowitzki – SS
4: Justin Morneau – 1B
5: Nolan Arenado – 3B
6: Corey Dickerson- LF
7: Michael McKenry – C
8: DJ LeMahieu – 2B
9: Tyler Matzek – P

Game Notes:

  • Carlos Gonzalez is 6-for-17 lifetime vs. Kevin Correia with 1 double, 3 home runs, and 6 RBI’s.
  • Rockies are looking to extend their winning streak to four-games Saturday afternoon.
  • Troy Tulowitzki homered for the third time in the last two games.

First-pitch between the Minnesota Twins and Colorado Rockies is scheduled for 4:10 PM ET, 2:10 PM MT.

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