After a rare home-off-day, the Red Sox look to continue their winning ways against the lowly Colorado Rockies. While the Rockies are sitting on a 21-22 record and are currently 3rd in the NL West, they are not a good team and feature a terrible pitching staff. Similar to our Boston Red Sox, the Rockies are able to stay in games because of their great lineup, led by Carlos Gonzalez and rookie phenom Trevor Story.
The Rockies will be strutting Jorge De La Rosa to the mound to combat against a lethal Red Sox lineup. Before being put on the disabled list with a left groin injury, in five starts, De La Rosa was rocked for a 10.18 ERA. De La Rosa lacks command and confidence in his fastball, which contributed to his terrible start to the season. Nevertheless, the lefty hurler was able to strike out 28 batters in 20.1 innings.
For the Red Sox, David Price will be making his 10th start in a Red Sox uniform. The lefty has had back-to-back starts in which he showed Red Sox Nation why the organization spent $217 million for his services. In case you don't remember, in Price's last outing, he went 7.1 innings against a tough Kansas City Royals team, allowing five hits and two runs, while striking out five and walking just one batter. As of late, Price's velocity has been up and he has shown better command in the strike zone with all of his pitches. Against a relatively decent Rockies lineup, this will be an interesting test for David Price.