Diamondbacks Head to Coors Field to Face Rockies


The Arizona Diamondbacks (34-35) are ready to face the Colorado Rockies (30-39) at Coors Field, in a three-game series.

Both the Diamondbacks and Rockies are coming off series wins. For Arizona they are 7-3 in their last ten games, while Colorado are 3-7.

Fans are looking a two National League West teams headed in opposite directions, the Diamondbacks are only four games out of first and a game below .500 and the Rockies are coming off a series loss to the Marlins and a sweep at the hands of the Astros, before their most recent series win.

This is a big series for both teams, one to get back to .500 and the other to get back on the winning track. The series will feature great players like Paul Goldschmidt and Nolan Arenado, but will also feature pitchers who are looking to get back in the win column.

May 22, 2015; Denver, CO, USA; Colorado Rockies starting pitcher Kyle Kendrick (38) during the game against the San Francisco Giants at Coors Field. Mandatory Credit: Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports


Chase Anderson (3-1) vs. Kyle Kendrick (2-9)

Coors Field- 6:40pm MT

Similar to their teams, these two pitchers are headed in different directions.

For Chase Anderson has been the Ace for Diamondbacks lately. Anderson is 3-1 with a 2.84 ERA on the season. In his last start against the Los Angeles Angels, he went six innings giving up seven hits and two earned runs. Anderson’s most impressive start was against the Giants were he took a no-hitter into the 7th inning. His only loss on the season was against the Rockies on April 27th. Anderson currently has a 4.45 ERA against the Rockies, but hope to improve that on Tuesday.

In the other dugout, Kyle Kendrick has struggled and will try to makeup for his last start against the Diamondbacks. Kendrick went only four and one-thirds innings giving up eight runs, ten hits, and two home runs in his start on April 28th against the Diamondbacks. Kendrick is 2-9 and has a 5.95 ERA on the season. He will look to improve as he starts Tuesday’s game.

Apr 29, 2015; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Arizona Diamondbacks third baseman Yasmany Tomas (24) celebrates with left fielder David Peralta (6) after scoring on a three run home run by catcher Jordan Pacheco (not pictured) during the fifth inning against the Colorado Rockies at Chase Field. Mandatory Credit: Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports


Allen Webster (1-1) vs. David Hale (2-2)

Coors Field- 6:40pm MT

Wednesday’s game will feature a young Diamondbacks’ pitcher verse an experienced Rockies’ pitcher.

Allen Webster is a young pitcher for the Diamondbacks, only starting two games so far this season. He has an ERA of 6.55 in just 11 innings pitched. Webster allowed six runs in his last start against the Angels, and he will be making his first career start against the Rockies. Webster will be looking to get through six innings for the first time this season as he starts for the Diamondbacks on Wednesday.

The Rockies’ David Hale is in no way related to Diamondbacks’ Manager Chip Hale, but he will be looking for his third win against Arizona on Wednesday. Hale is 2-2 on the season with a 5.28 ERA. In his last start against the Astros he gave up five runs on ten hits, but in most of his starts he has given up hits and is still able to avoid the big innings. Hale will need to hold the Diamondbacks at bay in order for the Rockies to come out with the win.

May 12, 2015; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Rubby De La Rosa against the Washington Nationals at Chase Field. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports


Rubby De La Rosa (6-3) vs. Jorge De La Rosa (4-3)

Coors Field- 1:10pm MT

No you are not imagining things, the opposing pitchers have the same last name. Both De La Rosa’s have had rough starts, but recently have been great for their teams.

Rubby De La Rosa is 6-3 for the Diamondbacks with a 4.96 ERA. He has seemed to put the rough starts behind him as he has only allowed one run in his last 15 innings and has pitched very well against the Rockies in previous starts. He is 2-0 with an ERA of 2.57 against the Rockies. The Diamondbacks’ De La Rosa is looking to continue the same dominance as he has had in the past against the Rockies.

Jorge De La Rosa had five strong starts prior to his rough game against the Brewers. De La Rosa has a 5.47 ERA for the Rockies, but has pitched very well against the Diamondbacks. He has an ERA of 2.98 in 24 starts against the Diamondbacks, but several current D-Backs have been able to put up some great numbers against De La Rosa. Paul Goldschmidt, Aaron Hill, and AJ Pollock have batting averages in the mid-.200s, while catcher Welington Castillo has a .429 batting average and Chris Owings is hitting .600 against De La Rosa. De La Rosa will need to control his pitches and avoid big inning in order for the Rockies to win.