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

Preview: Washington Nationals vs. Colorado Rockies. Stephen Strasburg vs. Jorge De La Rosa

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The Colorado Rockies fell 20 games below .500 Tuesday night as they look to avoid a three-game sweep against the Washington Nationals. It’s getting to that point everytime you see the bullpen in the game, it’s over.

Pitching Matchup:

WSH: Stephen Strasburg (7-7, 3.55 ERA)
COL: Jorge De La Rosa (10-6, 4.39 ERA)

Stephen Strasburg takes the hill for the Washington Nationals, looking to earn his team a three-game sweep. The Nationals ace is coming off of his seventh loss of the season, giving up four runs on seven hits through seven innings. Strasburg served up a pair of home runs but settled down after the fourth. He did however strike out nine Milwaukee Brewers throughout the game.

Jorge De La Rosa takes the ball for the Colorado Rockies, looking to snap their seven-game losing streak. De La Rosa pitched extremely well during his last time out, giving up one run on four hits though six innings against the Pittsburgh Pirates. The bullpen would be up to their usual tactics as they blew the game late. JDLR should have picked up his 11th win that afternoon.

Rockies Lineup:

1: Charlie Blackmon – RF
2: Josh Rutledge – SS
3: Corey Dickerson – LF
4: Nolan Arenado – 3B
5: Ben Paulsen – 1B
6: Drew Stubbs – CF
7: Michael McKenry – C
8: DJ LeMahieu – 2B
9: Jorge De La Rosa – P

Game Notes:

  • DJ LeMahieu is 3-for-6 lifetime vs. Stephen Strasburg with 1 home run, 2 RBI’s.
  • Josh Rutledge is 3-for-5 lifetime vs. Stephen Strasburg with 1 double.
  • Jayson Werth is 4-for-11 lifetime vs. Jorge De La Rosa with 1 home run, 3 RBI’s and 2 BB’s.

First-pitch between the Washington Nationals and Colorado Rockies is scheduled for 3:10 PM ET, 1:10 PM MT.

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