Game Preview: Rockies @ Angels – 5/12/15 7:05pm Pacific

Rockies at Angels 5-12-15

Angel Stadium of Anaheim, Anaheim CA

Colorado Rockies (11-17, 5th NL West) @ Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (15-17, 2nd AL West)

Weather forecast at first pitch: Sunny, 65F, Winds S 9mph, 0% Chance of Rain

TV: Fox Sports WestVictor Rojas & Mark Gubicza

Radio: KLAA AM830Terry Smith & Mark Langston

Pitching Matchup:

Kyle Kendrick

Kyle Kendrick throws a pitch during the first inning of a game against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium on April 17, 2015 (Harry How/Getty Images)

Kyle Kendrick (1-4, 8.73 ERA)

To say Kyle Kendrick has had a rough go of it in his time so far in Colorado would be a bit of an understatement. In his first season with Colorado after spending his entire career with Philadelphia, Kendrick has only managed to notch one quality start all season – his first one on April 6 in Milwaukee – and has given up at least 4 earned runs in each of his past 5 starts. Suffice it to say the Angels’ struggling offense may welcome the chance to face a struggling pitcher. This will be Kendrick’s first career start against the Angels. In his last outing on May 3, Kendrick was tagged for 6 earned runs on 6 hits over 5 innings and took the loss to James Shields and the new-look Padres.

C.J. Wilson throws a pitch during the first inning of a game against the Seattle Mariners at Angel Stadium on May 6, 2015 (Victor Decolongon/Getty Images)

C.J. Wilson throws a pitch during the first inning of a game against the Seattle Mariners at Angel Stadium on May 6, 2015 (Victor Decolongon/Getty Images)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 C.J. Wilson (1-2, 2.70 ERA)

C.J. Wilson has been a pleasant surprise for the Halos so far this season as he appears so far to be putting together a nice bounce-back season. After struggling mightily for much of the 2014 season, the veteran southpaw has put together a stretch where he has allowed 2 earned runs or less in 5 of his 6 starts so far this season, including each of his last four. In his last start on May 6, Wilson took a no-decision after holding the Mariners to 2 earned runs on 7 hits over 7 innings.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Game Notes:

  • In Wilson’s only career start against Colorado on June 8, 2012 he earned a victory after tossing 8 innings of one run, 5-hit ball in a game the Angels won 7-2 up at Coors Field.
  • Just three current Angels – all former National League players – have faced Kendrick in their careers. Albert Pujols is 2-for-3 with a HR & 3 RBI. David Freese is 4-for-11. Chris Iannetta is 2-for-8.
  • Among the Rockies, Justin Morneau has the most at-bats against Wilson. He is 2-for-17.

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