The Colorado Rockies conclude their troubled and failed 2011 season with a seven-game road trip through Houston and San Francisco. While the Rockies might look like the worst team in the league right now, the Houston Astros will pick No. 1 overall in the 2012 MLB draft. They currently stand at 53-102.
The Rockies last saw the Astros from Aug. 22-24 when they swept them in a three-game series at Coors Field. They were all high-scoring affairs, but the last two were won by just two and one runs, respectively. This was the last sweep the Rockies had.
Alex White (2-2, 8.46 ERA) made his first start as a Rockies in that series, pitching the second game of the series. He took a no-decision after allowing five runs in six innings. He did allow two home runs, something he has a penchant for this season. If White pitches over seven innings he will lose his rookie eligibility.
Henry Sosa (2-5, 4.74 ERA) joined the Astros rotation in August and has had mixed success since then. He's pitched at least six innings in six of his eight starts, but his first three starts saw him allow four runs each time. While he's since allowed just one run or two runs in several of his starts, Sosa did allow five runs in 2-2/3 innings to the Nationals on Sept. 11.
First pitch is scheduled for 6:05 p.m. MT. Find out if the Rockies can end their seven-game losing streak.