Interleague Preview from The Sports Network|
Tuesday, April 8th
(All times Eastern)
Chicago White Sox (3-4) at Colorado Rockies (4-4), 8:40 p.m.
Probable Starting Pitchers: Chicago - Jose Quintana (0-0, 3.00)
Colorado - Franklin Morales (0-0, 5.06)
(SportsNetwork.com) - Colombian lefty Jose Quintana becomes the latest pitcher
to try and slow down a suddenly potent Colorado offense on Tuesday night when
the Chicago White Sox visit the Rockies at Coors Field for the middle test of
a three-game series.
Quintana allowed five runs in six innings of his 2014 debut on Thursday, but
did not get a decision in Chicago's 10-9 loss to Minnesota.
He's 2-1 in his career with a 2.08 earned run average against National League
Making in even tougher on Quintana is the fact that the Rockies have bashed
southpaws through the early stages of the season, hitting at a .321 clip
through 56 at-bats.
Colorado, meanwhile, starts lefty Franklin Morales, who also failed to fare in
a decision in his 2014 curtain-raiser in Miami on Thursday.
The Venezuelan allowed three runs in 5 1/3 innings in a game the Rockies
ultimately lost, 8-5.
He threw 1 1/3 innings of hitless relief at Coors Field while a member of the
Boston Red Sox in 2013. He hasn't started a game there since he spent 2007
through 2011 with the Rockies and made 15 starts.
Morales has thrown 3 1/3 scoreless innings against the White Sox in four
On Monday, Starting pitcher Jordan Lyles was the offensive star, going 6 2/3
innings on the mound and 3-for-3 with a pair of runs batted in at the plate to
lead the Rockies to an 8-1 win.
Lyles (2-0) allowed just one run on five hits while striking out four.
Troy Tulowitzki went 3-for-3 with a solo homer and two runs scored and Carlos
Gonzalez added two hits and a homer for the Rockies, who took two of three
from the Diamondbacks over the weekend.
Alexei Ramirez drove in the lone run for Chicago, which has dropped four of
its last five games.
Felipe Paulino (0-1) allowed six runs on nine hits and four walks in just 4
1/3 innings to saddle the loss.
Chicago took two of three from Colorado the last time these teams met back in
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