Cory Lidle believes he has a win coming.
Lidle is winless in his first two starts, allowing three earned runs and 11 hits over 10 1-3 innings, striking out three and walking three. He yielded two earned runs and six hits over five innings Wednesday, but didn’t have anything to show for it as Philadelphia was blanked 4-0 by Florida.
“I’m a big believer in the law of averages,” said Lidle, who is 3-2 with a 5.33 ERA in seven career appearances, including four starts, against Colorado. “So far it hasn’t gone my way, but there’s a lot of baseball left to play.”
Philadelphia had its three-game winning streak snapped in Tuesday’s 16-4 loss to New York as the Mets belted seven homers.
Colorado is coming off just its third win of the season after Tuesday’s 8-1 victory over Arizona.
Rookie shortstop Clint Barmes continued to be a bright spot in an otherwise dismal start to the season for the rebuilding Rockies. He raised his average to .429 with three more hits in Tuesday’s win.
“So far, he’s done a really nice job,” said Colorado manager Clint Hurdle of Barmes, who also leads the team with four home runs and 10 RBIs.
“Defensively, I think he’s opened up everybody’s eyes. He’s showing you signs of things that a lot of (our) minor league people hung their hats on and said about him. We’re seeing physical evidence, visible evidence, of what they were talking about.”