The Rockies rotation is set to match the record for most consecutive lefty starts
Rockies match record for consecutive lefty starters
International Left-Handers Day is on August 13, but the Rockies are celebrating a little early. Assuming Brett Anderson makes his scheduled start against the Cubs on Tuesday night, Colorado will send a lefty starting pitcher to the mound for the 20th game in a row, which would match a Major League record set by the Royals in 1982.
While only about 10 percent of the human population is left-handed, 100 percent of humans in Colorado's rotation have been for almost a month. Six lefties have contributed to the Rockies' streak: Anderson, Jorge De La Rosa, Yohan Flande, Pedro Hernandez, Tyler Matzek and Franklin Morales. The team hasn't started a right-hander since July 9, when Jair Jurrjens took the mound agains the Padres.
But if everything goes to plan, Colorado won't extend their streak long enough to break the record: Righty Jordan Lyles is scheduled to come off the DL and start their Wednesday game against Chicago. Still, the streak may have won the team some left-handed fans, as this photo indicates:
h/t: Patrick Saunders on Twitter