Rockies At Braves, September 6 2012: Game Time, Lineups, And Preview


Chacin (45) on the mound during the fifth inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Coors Field. Mandatory Credit: Chris Humphreys-US PRESSWIRE

Colorado Rockies at Atlanta Braves, 10:10 A.M. MT

The Colorado Rockies (56-79) and Atlanta Braves (77-60)  finish up their series today with Atlanta taking two of the first three.

Jhoulys Chacin (2-4) will make his fourth start since returning from injury, in his first three starts back Chacin has giving up one run in each outing and thrown 18 innings, good for a 1.50 ERA while only walking four batters. In his last start Chacin pitched 7 innings, giving up one run on 5 hits while throwing 74 pitches, 72% of them for strikes. Tim Hudson (13-5) starts for the Braves, and is coming of his first loss since July 1st as he gave up 5 runs in 5 innings against the Phillies. Hudson has faced the Rockies four times in Atlanta with a 4-0 record and a 1.84 ERA.

Jim Tracy shakes up the line-up with several changes including giving Carlos Gonzalez the day off with Matt McBride starting in right field. Josh Rutledge will make his first major league start at second base after only playing short stop so far for the Rockies.

Dexter Fowler (S) CF
Josh Rutledge (R) 2B
Jordan Pacheco (R) 3B
Wilin Rosario (R) C
Tyler Colvin (L) 1B
Matt McBride (R) RF
Charlie Blackmon (L) LF
Jonathan Herrera (S) SS
Jhoulys Chacin (R) P

Freddie Freeman has gone 0-8 in the first three games of this series, but is 3-5 off Chacin in his career with 2 home runs, and is batting .370 against Rockies pitching including 8 home runs, the most against any team he has faced.

Michael Bourn (L) CF
Martin Prado (R) LF
Jason Heyward (L) RF
Freddie Freeman (L) 1B
Juan Francisco (L) 3B
Dan Uggla (R) 2B
Brian McCann (L) C
Paul Janish (R) SS
Tim Hudson (R) P