Will a return trip home to Coors Field help the Rockies get out of their recent funk? After a three-game sweep at the hands of the San Francisco Giants on the road, the Rockies need to find dominance in their home ballpark. At 7-6 in Coors Field, the Rockies will look to turn things around when they host the Mets for three games
The Rockies swept the Mets on the road (April 11-14) in what was a masterful conclusion of a 7-1 road trip. Shortstop Troy Tulowitzki was on fire that series, going 10-for-16 with four home runs and eight RBI. However, as of late, Tulowitzki has slumped to a .248/.343/.521 line and he has just one home run since that Mets series (it was the 100th of his career).
On Monday night, Tulowitzki will have another chance against Chris Capuano, whom the shortstop took deep in the sixth inning of the second game of a doubleheader on April 14. Capuano was lit up in the sixth inning of that game, though two of those runs were scored when he was out of the game. Former Rockies reliever Taylor Buchholz surrendered a three-run homer to Jonathan Herrera with two outs.
Jhoulys Chacin picked up the victory in the Rockies' last win when they defeated the Diamondbacks, 6-4, on May 4. He allowed two solo home runs (one to pitcher Barry Enright), but also had issues with the strike zone, walking four. Will he be able to keep David Wright in his downturn? If there's any place for Wright to get on track, it's Coors Field. He is a career .365/.448/.703 hitter at the park. He has eight homers in 105 plate appearances.
Expected Pitching Matchups
Monday, May 9, 6:40 p.m. MT, ROOT
Chris Capuano vs. Jhoulys Chacin
Tuesday, May 10, 6:40 p.m. MT, ROOT
Mike Pelfrey vs. Jason Hammel
Wednesday, May 11, 1:10 p.m MT, ROOT
Jon Niese vs. Ubaldo Jimenez