The Colorado Rockies will look to secure a road series this afternoon behind ace right-hander Jhoulys Chacin (11-6, 3.18) in an early start for Coloradans, 11:35 am MDT versus the Orioles at Camden Yards in Baltimore. Chacin is following a typical Rockies no. 5 starter performance, as the Orioles lit-up Chad Bettis, who was not sharp, Saturday evening, defeating Colorado 8-4.
Chacin will face fellow righty Scott Feldman (2-3, 5.18). He’ll seek his 12th victory in a strong come-back year after 2012 shoulder troubles. Chacin got the victory in the opener of the San Diego series at Coors Field last Monday, allowing 1 run in 8 strong innings and striking-out 6. Feldman went 5-1/3 in Phoenix, also Monday, getting no decision. He allowed one earned-run in the Orioles’ loss to Arizona.
Todd Helton and Big Money Michael Cuddyer swap defensive spots today, with Cuddyer in at 1st and Helton doing the DH’ing. Yorvit Torrealba catches and DJ LeMahieu hits 9th at 2nd-base. Baltimore’s got Alexi Casilla and Taylor Teagarden in the 8 and 9 slots, at short and catcher respectively. Brian Roberts will hit 6th and DH, and Ryan Flaherty hits 7th at 2nd.
It’s cloudy and cool in Baltimore. Temperatures will be in the low 70°s and the wind will blow straight-in at 6 MPH. ROoT’s got the TV as usual, and radio’s back on KOA.
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