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Astros Vs. Rockies: Doubleheader On Tap For Memorial Day

The Colorado Rockies and the Houston Astros play a doubleheader on Memorial Day.

May 22, 2012; Miami, FL, USA; Colorado Rockies starting pitcher Juan Nicasio (44) warms up before a game against the Miami Marlins at Marlins Park. Mandatory Credit: Robert Mayer-US PRESSWIRE
May 22, 2012; Miami, FL, USA; Colorado Rockies starting pitcher Juan Nicasio (44) warms up before a game against the Miami Marlins at Marlins Park. Mandatory Credit: Robert Mayer-US PRESSWIRE

The Colorado Rockies are back in Colorado after road trips to Miami and Cincinnati last week that resulted in a 2-4 record. They welcome the Houston Astros to Coors Field on Monday, last seeing them when they opened the season down in Houston. But on Memorial Day, the Rockies and the Astros will play in a regularly-scheduled doubleheader.

Game 1 features Juan Nicasio (2-2, 4.83 ERA) for the Colorado Rockies. Nicasio has failed to pitch past the fifth inning in each of his last two starts, one for laboring and the other for being shelled (six runs). Nicasio allowed one run over seven innings against the Astros during his April 8 start. Opposing him will be Wandy Rodriguez (4-4, 2.14 ERA), who received a no-decision in the season-opener against the Rockies back on April 6. In his last start, Rodriguez allowed one run in seven innings.

Game 2 will have Alex White (1-3, 5.32 ERA) looking to win back-to-back games. He picked up the lone victory against the Miami Marlins despite allowing four runs. His offense gave him seven runs of offense during his six innings on the mound. Jordan Lyles (0-1, 5.29 ERA) makes just his fourth start of the season, but he will look to rebound from allowing six runs in his last outing.

Game 1
TV/Radio
: ROOT Sports/850 KOA
First Pitch: 1:10 p.m. MT

Game 2
TV/Radio
: ROOT Sports/850 KOA
First pitch: 6:10 p.m. MT

For more news and notes on these teams, visit Rockies blog Purple Row and Astros blog Crawfish Boxes. Head over to Baseball Nation and MLB Daily Dish for more news and notes around the league.