Rottenburg idn slot lyles 2 Whatever disappointment the Rockies had from blowing an early four-run lead and losing to the Giants, 12-10, in 11 innings Wednesday was tempered by the big picture.

la grande madrid Manager Walt Weiss wants to dominate at home and at least hold their own on the road, especially within the National League West. The Rockies are 8-4 at Coors Field. Their first road trip within the division (San Francisco and San Diego) yielded a 3-4 record, with three of the losses by one run and one by two.

That brings the Rockies to Friday’s opener of three against the Dodgers and six within the NL West. Righty Jordan Lyles (3-0, 3.04 ERA) will start the opener against Dodgers righty Josh Beckett (0-0, 2.57).

“We won another series, that’s the way we’ve got to look at it,” Weiss said after Wednesday’s game. “We are a team with confidence. The energy in the dugout is good, even when we’re down. Even being down four in that last [11th] inning with [Giants closer Sergio] Romo in the game, there was still a lot of energy, guys feeling like we could put something together and win a game.”

Lyles lost his only career start at Dodger Stadium, as a rookie on Aug. 14, 2011 — a 7-0 decision during which he gave up seven earned runs on seven hits, including three home runs, in 5 1/3 innings.

This season, his first with the Rockies, Lyles has won three straight to match his career high, May 22-June 18 last year.


Source: MLB