After a comeback 6-5 victory in the first game of the doubleheader, the Colorado Rockies (9-2) turn to Jorge De La Rosa with an opportunity to sweep their four game series against the New York Mets (4-8). De La Rosa had a rough outing against the Pittsburgh Pirates in his previous outing, giving up two runs in only five innings pitched but suffering from the cold weather and inconsistent control. De La Rosa looks to bounce back against a Mets team that has scored first in every game of the series, only to lose that initial lead.
The Mets turn to Chris Capuano for the second game of this doubleheader. Capuano won his only start of the 2011 season, pitching six innings and allowing four runs against the Washington Nationals. Capuano pitched for the Milwaukee Brewers in 2010, going 4-4 with a 3.95 ERA.
He’ll have to deal with red-hot Rockies’ SS Troy Tulowitzki, who went 3-4 and has hit a homerun in every single game of the series so far. This time, he went back to back with LF Carlos Gonzalez, who hit his first homerun of the young season — a two-run blast that blew the first game of the doubleheader wide open.
The Rockies had lost their eight previous series in New York against the Mets. They are looking to sweep the Mets and improve their MLB-best record to a sparkling 10-2 record, with both losses in extra innings.