Tonight at 5:40: Montas vs. RHP Jon Gray
Saturday at 6:10: Irvin vs. LHP Kyle Freeland
Sunday at 12:10: Kaprielian vs. RHP German Marquez
Weather: Warm all weekend (forecast highs around 85-90 each day), chances of showers and thunderstorms Saturday evening and Sunday.
Downtown Denver was a most enjoyable weekend trip in 2018, even though the A’s scored only four runs in getting swept in the three-game series, the only time between June 16 and August 21 they lost even consecutive games in a 42-14 run, and Mr. and Mrs. Pinder got in a car crash sending Chad to the IL. Over the winter I had thoughts of making this weekend’s trip but decided to hold off until everything is back to 100% capacity. Note to Ken and Vince: Denver Airport may be “halfway to Nebraska” or whatever you guys said the other night, but there’s an express light rail line to Union Station and everything is walking distance from there.
Trevor Story, off to a mediocre-for-him start at .255/.322/.424 with 5 HR, is on the IL with some tightness in his throwing elbow and will miss the series. 2B/3B Ryan McMahon has 13 homers and journeyman 1B C.J. Cron (fifth team in five years) has a .383 OBP but there’s not much else exciting happening with the offense, and the Rockies’ pitching is about what it always is, thus the lowly 23-34 record.What I discovered Blew. My. Mind. -- Pat Boone