ROCKIES: De La Rosa gave up 11 hits and six runs in four innings and fell to 0-8 in his career against the Dodgers. De La Rosa said afterward the Dodgers knew what was coming, so he'll try to correct that issue before this start.
YANKEES: Kuroda has won his last two starts and has gone six innings or more in four straight. He is 1-2 with a 6.85 ERA in four career starts at Coors Field.
Wednesday, May 8 at Coors Field | 8:40 PM ET
Juan Nicasio, RHP (3-0, 4.91 ERA)
David Phelps, RHP (1-1, 5.56 ERA)
ROCKIES: Since pitching six innings in his first start, Nicasio hasn't gone beyond the fifth in his past five. And in four of those, he's needed 92-97 pitches, including 92 in four innings Wednesday at Los Angeles.
YANKEES: Phelps will make his second start since stepping into the rotation for Ivan Nova. The righty allowed four runs over 5 2/3 innings against the Astros last Wednesday.
Thursday, May 9 at Coors Field | 3:10 PM ET
Jeff Francis, LHP (1-2, 7.27 ERA)
CC Sabathia, LHP (4-3, 3.31 ERA)
ROCKIES: Francis, working with his fastball, sinker and curve and pocketing a changeup that hasn't been effective, gave up four runs in five innings against the Rays in a no-decision Friday. His last two starts have been competitive.