The Rockies are going gently into that good night, just as Dylan Thomas warned not to do. Over their last five games, all at home, the Rockies have each contest. The first four came at the hands of the San Francisco Giants and the next came on Monday against the San Diego Padres. Cory Luebke was throwing a no-hitter against the Rockies until the sixth inning when Mark Ellis hit a home run. But that was the only Rockies hit of the night.
The Rockies will need to get through Mat Latos (7-14, 3.73 ERA) on Tuesday night. Latos has just three runs of support in his previous two starts, going 0-1 over that span. For the month of September, Latos has pitched seven innings and struck out eight in his three starts. The month began with a 7-2 victory over the Rockies in San Diego. Amazingly, the Padres scored seven runs.
Jhoulys Chacin (11-12, 3.73 ERA) didn't have it in his last start, allowing seven runs in 5-2/3 innings to the Giants. Four walks and errors by Thomas Field and Jordan Pacheco contributed to the Giants' high offensive output.
Troy Tulowitzki, Carlos Gonzalez and Todd Helton remain out of the lineup. Dexter Fowler will hit third in the order.
First pitch is scheduled for 6:40 p.m. MT.