The Colorado Rockies continue their nine-game homestand on Friday evening by opening up a three-game series against their second National League West foe, the Arizona Diamondbacks. After going 2-4 against the Houston Astros and the San Francisco Giants, the Rockies haven't been able to maintain momentum after either win this season.
Juan Nicasio is back on the mound for the Rockies after a spoiled start in Houston over the weekend. Nicasio allowed just one run on five hits over seven innings while striking out four. But then Rex Brothers came in during the eighth inning. After getting out the first two batters he faced, Brothers allowed back-to-back singles and then saw third baseman Jordan Pacheco commit a throwing error on a grounder by Carlos Lee, scoring Jose Altuve. Brian Bogusevic followed with a single to put the Astros ahead, 3-2.
The Diamondbacks, meanwhile, counter with Daniel Hudson. Hudson escaped with a 5-4 win against the San Francisco Giants to start his season on April 7. He allowed two-run homers to Pablo Sandoval and Brett Pill, accounting for all four runs allowed in his 6.2 innings pitched.
Game time/date: 6:40 p.m. MT, Friday, April 13, 2012
Location: Coors Field, Denver, CO
TV: ROOT Sports