Tonight is the third game of the four game series against the Atlanta Braves. The Rockies evened up the series 1-1 with a shutout of the Braves 6-0 on Tuesday night.
This will be 23-year-old right-handed pitcher Alex White’s first career start against the braves. It is his 18th start for the Rockies where he is 2-7 with a 5.58 ERA.
The braves will have 24-year-old left-hander Mike Minor on the mound for his 26th start of the season tonight. Minor is making his second career start against the Rockies. He allowed 8 runs, all earned in 5.0 innings on 5/5 at COL earlier this season. He is 7-10 with a 4.79 ERA.
Jordan Pacheco extended his hitting streak to 13-straight games last night when he crushed a solo home run to left field to lead off the 5th inning. The home run was his 4th of the season, and third since 8/19. Over the 13 games of the streak, which began on 8/22 at NYM, Pacheco is batting .367 (18-for-49) with 5 doubles, 2 home runs, 8 RBI, 9 runs and a .996 OPS (.404 OBP, .592 SLG). Pacheco also has at least one hit in 21 of his 23 games since 8/11 at SF. He is batting .349 (30-for-86) with 5 doubles, 3 home runs and 15 RBI since 8/11. Pacheco’s 13-game hitting streak matches the second longest by a rookie this season. Norichika Aoki had a 15-game hitting streak from June 23 to July 8 and a 13-game hitting streak from July 27 to August 12; and Stephen Lombardozzi had a 13-game hitting streak from June 29 to July 20.
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