Will the Colorado Rockies make it five victories in a row? After Jonathan Herrera hit a two-run home run to break the 6-6 tie on Tuesday night, the Rockies held on to win, 8-6. It had been nearly two months since the Rockies won four straight games.
If they sweep the Houston Astros on Wednesday, the Rockies will need to do it with Wandy Rodriguez (9-9, 3.31 ERA) throwing against them. Rodriguez may be in a Rockies uniform come Thursday afternoon, as the team placed a waiver claim on him. The Rockies and Astros have until Thursday at 11:00 a.m. to work out a deal or to see Rodriguez pulled off waivers.
Rodriguez is 2-2 with a 2.52 ERA and a 1.12 WHIP in four August starts. He just threw eight shutout innings against the San Francisco in a 6-0 victory on Aug. 19. In his other victory, he came up with six scoreless innings. In his two losses, though, he's allowed five runs each time (in the second loss only two were earned).
In his career at Coors, Rodriguez is 3-2 in six career starts. He holds a 3.62 ERA and has allowed just one home run in 32 innings.
Aaron Cook (3-7, 5.23 ERA) had the offense with him in his last start, defeating the Marlins, 12-5. He did allowed three runs on nine hits (two home runs), but he went 7-2/3 innings. Cook's contract comes off the books this offseason, which would make a possible Paulino acquisition a swap on the roster, essentially.
First pitch is scheduled for 1:10 p.m. MT.