Butler to make start vs. Dodgers on Monday

Butler to make start vs. Dodgers on Monday

PHILADELPHIA -- Right-hander Jordan Lyles was supposed to make the start for the Rockies on Friday against the Phillies, but because his start was pushed to Sunday, thanks to a sprained left big toe, righty Eddie Butler's next start will be Monday against the Dodgers.

If Butler vs. the Dodgers sounds familiar, it's because it'll be the sixth time in 13 Major League starts that he has faced them. The results haven't been good (0-4, 7.04 ERA), but he's taking the Dodgers as a challenge rather than a barrier.

"I'm still trying to beat them," Butler said. "I guess I've got the scouting report down. But they're in our division, and it's a team we play a lot, so I want to do well against them.

• Lefty Jorge De La Rosa's start was pushed from Tuesday to Saturday because of a cut on his left middle finger that had yet to heal. Weiss said there were still tests for De La Rosa to pass, but he was expected to make Saturday's start.

• Outfielder Corey Dickerson, on the disabled list with left foot plantar fasciitis, took early and regular batting practice on the field before Friday's game, and did a small amount of running. Dickerson reported feeling no pain, and hopes to soon leave for an injury rehab assignment.

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