k-to-back seasons for the first time in club history Red Schoendienst Jersey , they’ll need to beat the teams they’re expected to beat.The Rockies will get another chance Tuesday night in the series finale against the Los Angeles Angels at Angel Stadium.The Rockies (71-60) missed an opportunity to move into a tie atop the National League West by blowing a late lead against the Angels on Monday night in a 10-7 loss.Article continues below ...Colorado had moved ahead 7-5 on a grand slam by DJ LeMahieu in the eighth inning and appeared on the verge of handing the Angels their seventh straight defeat, but Los Angeles came back with five runs in the bottom half of the inning courtesy of five walks from the bullpen and a bases-loaded two-out throwing error by shortstop Trevor Story.The loss left the Rockies a game behind the Arizona Diamondbacks, who lost 2-0 at the San Francisco Giants on Monday night.Colorado fell to 25-25 this season against teams below .500.They’ll get a chance to improve on that mark over the next eight games, all against teams that entered Tuesday with losing records. On the flip side, Colorado has the second-most victories against teams with winning records (46-35).During one stretch this summer, Colorado faced 46 consecutive opponents with a winning record Enos Slaughter Jersey , which tied for the longest stretch in NL history. The Rockies went 30-16 in that span.The Angels (64-68) avoided losing seven in a row for the first time in two years.Reduced to playing spoiler, Los Angeles was swept over the weekend by the American League West-leading Houston Astros at Angel Stadium.The Angels took their first lead since Aug. 19 with a four-run fourth inning on Monday night, moving ahead 4-2 on a three-run homer by Shohei Ohtani. Mike Trout then hit his first home run since July 31 to give the Angels a 5-2 lead.Ohtani is 4-for-8 in his past two starts with two home runs and five RBIs.“He’s impressive off the charts,” Angels outfielder Eric Young Jr. told Fox Sports West after the game. “The natural talent that he is, I’m glad that we’ve got him on our team.”Ohtani mainly starts against right-handers, and Colorado is scheduled to start left-hander Kyle Freeland http://www.stlouiscardinalsteamshop.com/authentic-marcell-ozuna-jersey , leaving Angels manager Mike Scioscia with another tough decision.Freeland (11-7, 2.96 ERA) is 5-1 with a 2.25 ERA in 14 starts since June 16.Freeland, a Denver native and the eighth overall draft pick in 2014, has pitched at least five innings in his past 14 starts, allowing more than three earned runs just once.“Kyle’s been so consistent,” Rockies manager Bud Black told MLB.com after his last outing. “That’s the thing I’m really proud of and impressed by Kolten Wong Jersey , just the consistency over the last 3 1/2 months. He’s taking the ball deep into the game, his strike-throwing ability, his ability to make big pitches at certain key parts of the game — as a second-year pitcher, he’s made big strides since his rookie season.”Freeland has never faced the Angels in his two-year career.After 102 major league relief appearances, Angels right-hander Noe Ramirez will make his first career start on Tuesday.Ramirez (4-4, 4.76 ERA) earned his first career save on Monday night. Mike Foltynewicz is scheduled to face hitters on Sunday for the first time since his spring debut."Atlanta Braves NewsToussaint suffers Trevor Rosenthal Jersey , Tomlin debuts as Braves obliterated 12-2 by MetsIt was a tough day at the office for the Atlanta Braves and Touki Toussaint in particular who were on the wrong side of a 12-2 loss to the New York Mets. The game was the final exhibition game for the Braves at Disney’s Wide World of Sports Complex. Braves acquire OF Matt Joyce from GiantsThe Braves picked up outfielder Matt Joyce from the San Francisco Giants on Saturday in exchange for cash considerations. Joyce is on a minor league deal and is reportedly willing to begin the season at Gwinnett if needed. Rehab updates on Braves’ injured pitchersAtlanta pitchers have been hit hard this spring with a lot of nagging injuries but everyone at least appears to be headed back in the right direction for now. Mike Foltynewicz is scheduled to throw a live batting practice session on Sunday. It will be the first time he has faced hitters since his spring debut on February 24. A.J. Minter will throw an inning in a Minor League game while Kevin Gausman is scheduled to start Sunday’s game against the Rays. Gausman is expected to throw around 75 pitches. Darren O’Day is also scheduled to throw on Sunday for the first time since experiencing discomfort in his right forearm following his March 1 spring debut. Newcomb gets early chance to show his stuffSean Newcomb has struggled for most of the spring but the Braves need him to return to form quickly with Mike Foltynewicz and Kevin Gausman injured to start the season. MLB NewsAstros, Verlander reach $66M extensionThe Houston Astros and right-hander Justin Verlander have an agreement on a two-year, $66 million extension. Things were said to be close on Friday but the deal is now said to be complete. Scooter Gennett To Spend 8-12 Weeks On Injured ListThe Reds received some bad news on Saturday when it was revealed that second baseman Scooter Gennett will miss the next 8-12 weeks due to a right groin strain. Gennett suffered the injury on Friday while trying make a play on a grounder. Giants Acquire Michael Reed From TwinsThe Giants also picked up outfielder Michael Reed from the Minnesota Twins in exchange for outfielder John Andreoli and cash.