Three things to know about the Colorado Rockies, Chicago Cubs as the Cubs come to Coors Field
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An old friend will be returning to Coors Field but now, against the Colorado Rockies
Former Colorado Rockies relief pitcher Rex Brothers will be returning to Coors Field for the first time in nearly four years. He last pitched in a game at Coors Field on August 16, 2017, when the Rockies crushed the Atlanta Braves in a 17-2 game.
The Rockies offense was fueled by DJ LeMahieu’s four hits, Gerardo Parra’s four hits and four RBI, Mark Reynolds’ three hits and four RBI, and Trevor Story’s three hits, a walk, and six RBI. Story, mired in a season-long sophomore slump, was hitting .223 on the season and he was hitting eighth in the Rockies lineup.
Ryan McMahon also appeared as a pinch-hitter in the game, which was his third MLB ever.
Brothers was the only Braves pitcher not to allow a run as he pitched a scoreless eighth inning.
Brothers, 33, pitched for the Rockies in the majors from 2011 through 2015. He struggled with injuries so the Rockies let him go. This season, he has appeared in 41 games for the Cubs (which is the most for him since he appeared in 74 games for the Rockies in 2014) and he has an ERA of 4.81, a FIP of 4.25, and he is striking out nearly 14 batters per nine innings.
While neither the Colorado Rockies nor the Chicago Cubs are in playoff contention this year, there will be some good games at Coors Field during this series, as Zach Davies will oppose Kyle Freeland on Tuesday, Alec Mills v. Jon Gray on Wednesday, and Jake Arrieta vs. TBD on Thursday.