Final 1 2 3   4 5 6   7 8 9   R H E
Cleveland0 1 1 0 3 1 0 0 1 7112
Colorado0 2 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 5111
  W: B. Shaw (3-0)   L: A. Gomber (3-7)   S: E. Clase (13)
5:40 PM PT6:40 PM MT7:40 PM CT8:40 PM ET20:40 ET0:40 GMT8:40 5:40 PM MST7:40 PM EST8:10 PM VEN4:40 UAE (+1)6:40 PM CT, June 15, 2022
Coors Field, Denver, Colorado  Attendance: 23,838

Guardians bid to continue strong play vs. Rockies

According to STATS
According to STATS

Cleveland Guardians at Colorado Rockies

  1. The Rockies are 13-12 all-time in the regular season versus the Guardians. Their most recent series against each other came between August 7 and August 9 of the 2017 season where the Rockies took 3-of-4 from the Guardians.
  2. Shane Bieber collected his 700th career strikeout in his previous start against the Rangers. He did so in 93 games which is tied with Dwight Gooden for the second fewest games to reach 700 career strikeouts since 1901 (Only Yu Darvish was faster with 87 games).
  3. Jose Ramirez leads the majors with 59 RBI in 56 games played this season. Since 1920, Jose Ramirez has the most RBI within a player's first 60 games played for the Guardians in a season with no other Guardians' player recording more than 56 RBI in their first 60 games.
  4. Among players with at least 40 innings pitched in 2022, Rockies' starter Antonio Senzatela has the highest opponent batting average (.383). The next highest opponent average for a pitcher is over 60 points fewer than Senzatela' s opponent average (Jose Urquidy - .322).
  5. Yonathan Daza has a .331 average through his first 48 games played for the Rockies this season. This is the highest average for a Rockies player through their first 48 games played in a season since DJ LeMahieu hit .337 in his first 48 games played with Colorado in 2015.
  6. Oscar Gonzalez recorded his 25th career hit in his 15th game played for the Guardians. Gonzalez is the fastest player (in terms of games played) to record 25 career hits among any player to begin their career as a Guardian.
Notes Applicable For Series Dates: 6/14/2022 thru 6/16/2022

Konnor Pilkington realized his dream when he made the roster of the Cleveland Guardians prior to the start of the season.

Pilkington (1-0, 3.57 ERA) is -- for now -- in the Cleveland rotation and faces a tough task for his fifth career start.

The left-hander will take the ball on Wednesday when the Guardians continue their three-game series at the Colorado Rockies in Denver. Left-hander Austin Gomber (3-6, 6.17) will start for the Rockies.

The Guardians posted a 4-3 win in 10 innings on Tuesday night. It was their second straight victory and fifth in their last six games.

Pilkington, acquired from the Chicago White Sox at the trade deadline last July, began the season in the bullpen. He made his major league debut April 15 against San Francisco and his first career start on May 8 versus Toronto.

Pilkington has bounced between Cleveland and Triple-A Columbus this season but has been with the Guardians since being recalled on May 26.

Pilkington got his first victory against Kansas City on June 1, which marked the first time he pitched past the fourth inning. He didn't give up a run in that 4-0 win but allowed four in 5 2/3 innings against Oakland last Thursday.

He will face a challenge pitching in the thin air at Coors Field, but so far the rookie has been relishing the experience of pitching in the majors.

"It's a lifelong dream to get to the major leagues and when you do you want to enjoy it and feel that success," Cleveland pitching coach Carl Willis said. "He never stops competing. He never stops attempting to attack the strike zone."

Wednesday will be his first time facing the Rockies.

Gomber had a bounce-back performance in his last start at San Francisco on Thursday. He allowed two runs on five hits in six innings to earn his first victory in more than a month. Gomber had allowed 17 runs in 6 1/3 innings in his previous two starts.

He is slated to make his first career start against the Guardians but he has logged three relief appearances against them. Gomber hasn't recorded a decision but has a 2.70 ERA in 3 1/3 innings against Cleveland.

Gomber has struggled in his home starts this season, going 1-3 with a 6.21 ERA.

The Rockies received some potentially bad news this week.

Reliever Tyler Kinley, who has an 0.75 ERA in 25 appearances this season, might be out longer than 15 days. He was placed on the injured list Sunday, retroactive to Thursday, with a right elbow ulnar nerve injury.

Manager Bud Black said the prognosis is more severe than originally hoped.

"Kinley had some imaging done the last couple of days," Black said before Tuesday's game. "It looks like he's going to be out a little bit longer than we first anticipated. That's a blow to Tyler and a blow to us."

Kinley will have a consultation with Dr. Thomas Noonan, an orthopedic surgeon and Colorado's medical director. The fear is Kinley will need Tommy John surgery.

--Field Level Media

Updated June 15, 2022