The Astros, coming off losing two of three games at the Dodgers, will try to get it going on the road today with a rare doubleheader in Denver against the Rockies. Here are the pitching match-ups:
Monday (Game 1): LHP Wandy Rodriguez (4-4, 2.14) vs. RHP Juan Nicasio (2-2, 4.38)
Monday (Game 2): RHP Jordan Lyles vs. RHP Alex White (1-3, 5.32)
Wednesday: RHP Lucas Harrell (4-3, 3.72) vs. LHP Christian Friedrich (2-1, 5.09)
Thursday: RHP Bud Norris (5-1, 3.14+) vs. RHP Jeremy Guthrie (2-3, 5.31)
- The Rockies are 11-8 all-time on Memorial Day, the third-best winning percentage in baseball on that day.
- Over the past two seasons, the Rockies and Astros have combined to score 12 runs per game.
- The Astros are 9-0 this year when scoring four or more runs. No other team in baseball is undefeated when scoring four or more runs.
- Rockies starters have averaged 5.4 innings pitched per start this year, which is the worst average in the NL. Only the Royals and Twins are getting less innings out of their starters.
- To that end, the Rockies have posted a team ERA of 8.22 ERA in the fifth inning of games this year. That’s the worst in the Majors.
- Jed Lowrie is hitting over .300 with zero or one out this season but hasn’t had the same production when it’s down to the last out of the inning. He’s hitting .309 with zero or one out and .171 with two outs.
- Rockies outfielder Carlos Gonzalez is one of just four NL players currently leading his team in all three Triple Crown categories. The others are Adam LaRoche of Washington, Andrew McCutchen of Pittsburgh and David Wright of the Mets.
- Astros pitcher Wandy Rodriguez has put up some impressive numbers in the early innings this season. He has posted a 1.50 ERA in the first three innings of his starts this year.