The Colorado Rockies enter Wednesday's game with the San Francisco on a two-game losing streak, both losses coming against the Giants. They will need to avoid the sweep, but no matter the outcome the Rockies will still hold a one-game lead over the Giants for the division lead.
Jorge De La Rosa will look to stop the bleeding when the two teams play at 1:10 p.m. MT. De La Rosa will want to avoid a rough first inning, as that has been the undoing for the Rockies in the first two games. Esmil Rogers allowed five runs in the first in Monday's game and then Ubaldo Jimenez gave up four runs in the first in Tuesday's game.
Certainly pitching has been an issue early in both games for the Rockies, but the lack of hitting is hurting the Rockies more. Troy Tulowitzki is 0-for-7 with three strikeouts so far, as Tim Lincecum, Jonathan Sanchez and the bullpen have been able to keep the star shortstop down. The team has seven total hits, led by Dexter Fowler and Todd Helton with two each. Fowler had two hard-hit doubles in Tuesday's game, plating two on the second one.
In nine career starts at Coors Field, Matt Cain has one complete game and has struck out 53 batters in 56 innings. He's allowed five home runs, tied for third most on the road in his career. That complete game came on Sept. 26, 2010, when he had a no-hitter broken up in the eighth inning by Jay Payton. Melvin Mora then torched Cain for a home run, but the Giants pitcher picked up the victory with eight strikeouts in the three-hitter. Let history not repeat itself.