Jul 23, 2014; Denver, CO, USA; Colorado Rockies pitcher Jorge De La Rosa (29) delivers a pitch during the first inning against the Washington Nationals at Coors Field. Mandatory Credit: Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports

Preview: Colorado Rockies vs. Chicago Cubs. Jorge De La Rosa vs. Edwin Jackson

Well, last night was a bummer to say the least. The Colorado Rockies dropped the first game of a four-game set with the Chicago Cubs, 4-1. Surprisingly, Yohan Flande pitched exceptionally well, going past six innings for the first time in five starts. The southpaw gave up two runs on four hits while striking out eight. Colorado is now 0-5 when Yohan Flande starts.

Pitching Matchup:

COL: Jorge De La Rosa (11-6, 4.19 ERA)
CHC: Edwin Jackson (5-11, 5.76 ERA)

Jorge De La Rosa might or might not be on the move from the Colorado Rockies but the southpaw has pitched up to his ace status his last six times out. De La Rosa hasn’t lost a ballgame since June 18th against the Los Angeles Dodgers which proved to be his worst outing of the season. Jorge dominated in his last start, giving up one earned run on eight hits, walking zero and striking out 11. He picked up his 11th victory of the season as his ERA continues to lower and lower.

Edwin Jackson has been a nightmare in the Chicago Cubs pitching rotation this season as the righty is currently fifth in the National League in walks with 50 entering tonight’s game. Jackson left after five innings in his last start against the San Diego Padres due to hand cramps. Jackson gave up five runs on seven hits, walking one and striking out four. Edwin would also pick up his 11th loss of the season as he hasn’t won since June 20th against the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Rockies Lineup:

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

Game Notes:

  • Carlos Gonzalez is 7-for-9 lifetime vs. Edwin Jackson with 2 doubles, 1 triple, and 6 RBI’s.
  • Welington Castillo is 3-for-4 lifetime vs. Jorge De La Rosa with 1 double, 1 RBI, and 1 walk.
  • Speaking of Carlos Gonzalez, he is batting .152 over his last 20 games.

First-pitch between the Colorado Rockies and Chicago Cubs is scheduled for 8:05 PM ET, 6:05 PM MT.

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