The Rockies will finish the three game series against the Braves today at Coors before heading to Arizona to start a seven game road trip.
Playing the Braves has been the wake-up call many were saying was on the horizon. The Rockies looked out manned, out matched and very 2012ish in their effort to put on a “good show”. Ultimately they were swept up in a doubleheader loss and today they look to keep from being swept on the series.
The lineup includes Tyler Chatwood who hasn’t pitched in the majors since going 5-6 with a 5.43 ERA last season with the team. He will pitch in place of Chacin, who has been placed on the 15-Day DL. Chacin feels he will be good to go after the 15 day stint.
Missing from the lineup is Todd Helton, who has been bothered by left forearm strain from Friday. He hoped to be in the second game of the doubleheader, but he wasn’t used and isn’t in today’s lineup either. He is aware that he is taking up a spot on the bus, so expect some movement soon. The loss of Helton in the lineup is particularly difficult, given his .667 lifetime average against Hudson. Fowler is .455 lifetime against Hudson.
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