An interleague battle will take place on Tuesday night, when the Colorado Rockies and the Texas Rangers continue their series from Globe Life Field. The Rockies (60-71) have lost 49 of their 66 road games and have fallen out of playoff contention in the NL West Division. Last night, Colorado SS Trevor Story homered twice and drove in three runs during a 4-3 road loss.
Twenty-seven year old lefty Austin Gomber (9-8 4.38 ERA) will take the mound for the Rockies in this matchup. Last time out, Gomber gave up five runs in four plus innings during a 5-2 road loss against Chicago.
The Texas Rangers are six games below .500 and sitting in last place in the AL West Division standings. On Monday, Texas SP A.J. Alexy (1-0) allowed one hit across five shutout frames in his major league debut to earn the victory. Leody Taveras, D.J. Peters, and Nick Solak all went deep for the Rangers (46-85).
The Rangers will counter with thirty year old right-hander Jordan Lyles (6-11 5.70 ERA) on Tuesday. In his last start, Lyles was tagged for eight runs and lasted just three plus innings during a 10-6 road loss against Cleveland.