Scioscia’s Office: Angels @ Rockies – 7/7/15 5:40pm Pacific

Angels at Rockies

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (44-38, 2nd AL West) @ Colorado Rockies (35-47, 5th NL West)

Coors Field – Denver, CO

Weather Forecast @ 1st Pitch: Thunderstorms, 65F, Wind SSE 12mph, 58% Chance of Rain

Pitching Matchup:

Andrew Heaney (1-0, 1.38 ERA)

Andrew Heaney delivers a pitch during the second inning of a game against the New York Yankees at Angel Stadium on June 30, 2015 (Lisa Blumenfeld/Getty Images)

Andrew Heaney delivers a pitch during the second inning of a game against the New York Yankees at Angel Stadium on June 30, 2015 (Lisa Blumenfeld/Getty Images)

Heaney will be making just his third start of the season tonight, and has been quite impressive in his two starts so far. A week ago today Heaney held the Yankees to just 1 run on 2 hits over 7 strong innings to earn his first career MLB victory. Tonight will mark his first road start as an Angel, and Coors Field is notoriously unkind to pitchers.

~VS~

Chad Bettis (4-3, 3.67 ERA)

Chad Bettis delivers a pitch during a game against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Coors Field on June 3, 2015 (Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Chad Bettis delivers a pitch during a game against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Coors Field on June 3, 2015 (Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Although Bettis did not join Colorado’s rotation until May 14, he has been solid in his 10 starts for Colorado so far this season. He has allowed 3 earned runs or fewer in 8 of those 10 starts and is coming off a start last Wednesday where he gave up 3 runs on 7 hits over 5 2/3 innings to Oakland, but took the loss in a game the Rockies lost 4-1.

Game Notes:

  • David Freese is the only Angels hitter who has faced Bettis. Freese is 1-for-1 with a double.
  • Heaney has allowed only six hits in 13 innings pitched this season.
  • Albert Pujols is a .320 career hitter with 20 home runs in 79 games against the Rockies.

Starting Lineups:

Angels:

  1. 2B-Johnny Giavotella – .271
  2. RF-Kole Calhoun – .266
  3. CF-Mike Trout – .299
  4. 1B-Albert Pujols – .265
  5. SS-Erick Aybar – .280
  6. 3B-David Freese – .242
  7. LF-Matt Joyce – .192
  8. C-Chris Iannetta – .190
  9. P-Andrew Heaney – .000

Colorado:

  1. CF-Charlie Blackmon – .274
  2. 2B-DJ LeMahieu – .298
  3. SS-Troy Tulowitzki – .321
  4. 3B-Nolan Arenado – .283
  5. RF-Carlos Gonzalez – .244
  6. 1B-Wilin Rosario – .294
  7. C-Nick Hundley – .296
  8. LF-Drew Stubbs – .103
  9. P-Chad Bettis – .000

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