|COLORADO ( CHACIN )|
CINCINNATI ( CUETO )
|955||COLORADO||+165||Ov 7.5,-105||+155||Ov 7.5,+120|
|956||CINCINNATI||-175||Un 7.5,-115||-165||Un 7.5,-140|
|vs Right-handed Starters||16-9||+6.8||17-7||6.3||0.307||0.352||4.4||0.244||0.301|
|Past 7 Games||5-2||+2.9||4-3||7.3||0.356||0.399||4.0||0.270||0.351|
|vs Right-handed Starters||12-14||-3.4||11-14||3.5||0.247||0.313||3.3||0.227||0.297|
|Past 7 Games||3-4||-2||3-4||4.0||0.244||0.318||3.9||0.239||0.310|
|4/25/2014||LYLES(R)||@ LA DODGERS||BECKETT(R)||5-4||W||130||7 un||O||8||4||0||8||6||0|
|4/26/2014||NICASIO(R)||@ LA DODGERS||MAHOLM(L)||3-6||L||100||7 ev||O||7||7||0||12||9||0|
|4/27/2014||DE LA ROSA(L)||@ LA DODGERS||RYU(L)||6-1||W||140||7 un||P||11||6||0||8||10||3|
|4/28/2014||MORALES(L)||@ ARIZONA||MILEY(L)||8-5||W||120||8.5 un||O||12||5||0||10||6||2|
|4/29/2014||CHATWOOD(R)||@ ARIZONA||BOLSINGER(R)||5-4||W||-105||8.5 ov||O||11||7||1||10||11||0|
|4/30/2014||LYLES(R)||@ ARIZONA||COLLMENTER(R)||4-5||L||105||8.5 ov||O||8||5||0||8||8||0|
|5/1/2014||NICASIO(R)||NY METS||COLON(R)||7-4||W||-135||9.5 un||O||11||5||0||7||4||1|
|5/2/2014||DE LA ROSA(L)||NY METS||WHEELER(R)||10-3||W||-130||9.5 ev||O||13||4||0||9||8||1|
|5/3/2014||MORALES(L)||NY METS||MEJIA(R)||11-10||W||-130||10.5 un||O||13||6||2||17||12||1|
|5/4/2014||CHACIN(R)||NY METS||GEE(R)||1-5||L||-120||11 un||U||8||7||0||10||9||0|
|5/7/2014||DE LA ROSA(L)||@ TEXAS||LEWIS(R)||9-2||W||115||9.5 un||O||16||8||0||5||6||2|
|5/8/2014||MORALES(L)||@ TEXAS||HARRISON(L)||0-5||L||125||9 un||U||5||7||3||7||8||0|
|5/9/2014||CHACIN(R)||@ CINCINNATI||CUETO(R)|| |
|5/10/2014||LYLES(R)||@ CINCINNATI||SIMON(R)|| |
|5/11/2014||NICASIO(R)||@ CINCINNATI||BAILEY(R)|| |
|5/13/2014||DE LA ROSA(L)||@ KANSAS CITY||SHIELDS(R)|| |
|5/14/2014||MORALES(L)||@ KANSAS CITY||DUFFY(L)|| |
|5/16/2014|| ||SAN DIEGO|| || |
|4/25/2014||BAILEY(R)||@ ATLANTA||SANTANA(R)||4-5||L||120||7 ev||O||11||7||0||10||4||0|
|4/26/2014||LEAKE(R)||@ ATLANTA||HALE(R)||1-4||L||115||7.5 un||U||2||3||0||8||4||0|
|4/27/2014||CUETO(R)||@ ATLANTA||TEHERAN(R)||0-1||L||-105||6.5 ov||U||5||6||0||7||9||0|
|4/29/2014||SIMON(R)||CHICAGO CUBS||SAMARDZIJA(R)||3-2||W||-130||7.5 un||U||11||11||0||8||8||0|
|4/30/2014||CINGRANI(L)||CHICAGO CUBS||JACKSON(R)||4-9||L||-180||7.5 un||O||7||5||2||13||11||0|
|5/6/2014||BAILEY(R)||@ BOSTON||DOUBRONT(L)||3-4||L||115||8.5 un||U||10||10||0||11||13||1|
|5/7/2014||LEAKE(R)||@ BOSTON||PEAVY(R)||3-4||L||145||8.5 un||U||4||3||0||10||9||0|
|5/13/2014||LEAKE(R)||SAN DIEGO||CASHNER(R)|| |
|5/14/2014||CUETO(R)||SAN DIEGO||KENNEDY(R)|| |
|5/15/2014||SIMON(R)||SAN DIEGO||ROSS(R)|| |
|5/16/2014|| ||@ PHILADELPHIA|| || |
|COLORADO: DENVER (AP) - Justin Morneau wears Larry Walker's old number and is stepping in for Todd Helton.|
Just so it's clear, though: He doesn't expect to be the next Walker and certainly isn't trying to make Colorado Rockies fans forget all about Helton, the everyday first baseman in the Mile High City since 1997.
Morneau can only be himself, a slick fielder who's a four-time All-Star and former AL MVP.
That's not too bad, either.
Still, the Rockies wouldn't mind if Morneau channeled a little bit of those two Colorado icons to help them get back to the postseason. But that's a lot of cleats to fill, especially when it comes to Helton, the franchise's leader in virtually every offensive category.
Morneau's goals are more modest: Slide seamlessly into to this potent lineup, one that includes good friend and reigning NL batting champion Michael Cuddyer, along with Carlos Gonzalez and Troy Tulowitzki.
The 32-year-old Morneau knows the comparisons to Helton are inevitable. No. 17 spent 17 seasons in purple pinstripes, endearing himself to the community. The team will honor Helton on Aug. 17 when they retire his number (although Helton's first send-off will be hard to top, when the club gave him a horse in his last home game).
''From the outside looking in, it looks like I'm coming in to replace him,'' said Morneau, who wears No. 33 because of Walker, his boyhood idol. ''But that's not my thought process. My thought process is to just come in and be me and do what I can do.''
Cuddyer thinks Morneau will fit in just fine.
''If you think about the guy you're replacing, you're already not doing yourself a good service,'' said Cuddyer, who was teammates with Morneau in Minnesota. ''He respects (Helton), but he also understands he has to go out there and be himself.''
|CINCINNATI: CINCINNATI (AP) - Bryan Price's father worked for a savings and loan that had San Francisco Giants season tickets and would make some of them available to employees.|
Any team was good to see. Two were best.
''So you go in there and battle for tickets to certain games,'' Price said. ''And I would circle the Reds and the Dodgers.''
He loved how the franchises were stocked with stars. He knew it would be fun watching them play his hometown Giants. He even dreamed of some playing or working for one of those teams.
That's why the last six weeks of spring training left him with a too-good-to-be-true feeling at times. He's managing the Reds, one of those teams he loved to see.
''It's almost a constant, surreal experience for me at this point,'' he said in February.
The surreal part gave way to reality pretty fast.
Starter Mat Latos had knee surgery the day spring training opened. Closer Aroldis Chapman got hit in the head by a line drive and is out for at least a month after having a plate put into his forehead. Starter Homer Bailey strained his groin. Relievers Jonathan Broxton and Sean Marshall aren't ready to start the season.
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By ELI KABERON STATS Writer
Colorado (22-14) at Cincinnati (15-18), 7:10 p.m. EDT
Nolan Arenado has hit his way into the Colorado Rockies record books.
The third baseman will look to continue his historic hitting streak Friday night when the Rockies begin a three-game road series against the Cincinnati Reds, who could have closer Aroldis Chapman available for the first time this season.
With a third-inning single in Thursday's 5-0 loss to Texas, Arenado set Colorado's franchise record with a hit in 28 consecutive games. The streak is the longest in the majors for a player age 23 or younger since Albert Pujols had a 30-game run in 2003.
"Me having the mindset about me trying to help my team out and doing my job, I think that's what made me get it," Arenado said.
Nolan's historic hit came in a losing effort, however, as Colorado (22-15) managed only four more in its first shutout of the season.
The loss was the only the third in 12 games for the Rockies, who dropped to 9-10 on the road compared to a 13-5 mark at home. They averaged 8.2 runs and 13.5 hits in the first seven games this month.
"We've been doing really good the entire year, that stuff is going to happen even to the best clubs in baseball," said Rockies cleanup hitter Carlos Gonzalez, who is batting .386 during a 10-game streak. "We just have to put this in the past and show up tomorrow and try to score some runs. The offense was quiet tonight, so sometimes you just have to tip your hat."
Colorado next faces a Reds team that will be happy to return home after losing its fifth straight road game, 4-3 to Boston on Wednesday. Cincinnati (15-18), which has won six of eight at Great American Ball Park, has a major league-leading 11 one-run losses.
A leaky bullpen continues to be a problem for the Reds, whose relievers have a 4.40 ERA, second highest in the NL.
The good news for Cincinnati is that Chapman could make his season debut as early as Friday. Chapman, who recorded 43 saves each of the past two seasons, has been sidelined since he was hit in the forehead by a line drive in a spring training game March 19.
"It will be nice to have (Chapman) back," reliever Sam LeCure said to the team's website. "It's nice to see him recover from it. I think, as a mental thing for the guys who pitch and are in the position to get balls hit back off of their heads, it's nice to see he can come back, be OK and be that same guy. I think he will be very good for us."
Johnny Cueto has been more than very good for the Reds. Cueto (3-2, 1.31 ERA) has been one of baseball's best starters this season, ranking first in the NL in ERA and opponents' batting average (.132), second in innings (55) and third in strikeouts (60).
The right-hander pitched at least eight innings for the fourth start in a row, yielding two runs and three hits with 10 strikeouts in a 6-2 win over Milwaukee on Saturday.
Cueto, though, has been tagged for 10 runs and 21 hits over 10 2-3 innings in his last two starts against the Rockies.
Gonzalez is 4 for 10 with a home run and a double in their matchups.
Colorado counters with Jhoulys Chacin, who is making his second start of the year. Chacin (0-1, 7.20), who missed the first month of the season because of a right shoulder strain, made his debut Sunday, allowing four runs and eight hits over five innings in a 5-1 loss to the New York Mets.
The right-hander is 1-2 with a 3.26 ERA in three starts against the Reds.
|Last Updated: 9/23/2014 5:23:06 AM EST|