After twice coming back from large deficits twice against Pittsburgh but coming up empty-handed, Colorado is back at Chase Field to clash with the D-backs. After a month of baseball, it is becoming clear that their M.O. is bad starting pitching and the offense have their ups and downs. Until the rotation is improved, they will continuously play from behind by five or so runs after the first few innings.
Charlie Blackmon has been activated and will be back in the lead-off spot. This is the best news for Tulo2.7 because Blackmon led the majors in most pitches seen per at-bat which can only help Tulo2.7. To make room for Blackmon on the 25-man active roster, Brandon Barnes was optioned to ABQ.
Game time at 7:40 MDT. At approximately 10:00 MDT there will be a Gopherg souvenir served into the swimming pool in right center field. Game televised on ROOT_RM and aired on 850AM radio.