DENVER – After falling 3-2 in extra innings to the Brewers in Game 1 of the National League Division Series Thursday, the Rockies made slight changes to Friday’s Game 2 lineup as they try to even up the series before heading back to Denver for Game 3.
Gerardo Parra will start in left field for Friday’s game, replacing David Dahl, who went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts in Game 1. Parra, meanwhile, went 1-for-2 as a pinch hitter Thursday and scored a crucial run in the ninth inning.
Rockies manager Bud Black also shifted the batting order for Friday’s matchup against Brewers starter Jhoulys Chacin.
Right fielder Carlos Gonzalez will bat cleanup on Friday after hitting 6th on Thursday. Parra will bat 6th, after shortstop Trevor Story.
Tyler Anderson takes the hill for the Rockies. He was masterful in his last start Sunday against the Nationals, pitching 7 2/3 scoreless innings while scattering four hits, striking out five and walking three. His performance kept the Rockies’ hopes to win the NL West intact and sent them to a tiebreaker game against the Dodgers, which the team lost.
Black announced at a Friday morning news conference that German Marquez would start Game 3 Sunday in Denver, and said Kyle Freeland would start Game 4 if the Rockies can pick up a win Friday or Sunday.
Friday’s first pitch is scheduled for 2:15 p.m. MT. The game will be broadcast on FS1.
The Rockies’ lineup for Game 2 is as follows:
- Charlie Blackmon – CF
- D.J. LeMahieu – 2B
- Nolan Arenado – 3B
- Carlos Gonzalez – RF
- Trevor Story – SS
- Gerardo Parra – LF
- Ian Desmond – 1B
- Chris Iannetta – C
- Tyler Anderson -- P