Atlanta Braves @Colorado Rockies
Monday, 6/9 8:40 PM
Gavin Floyd, RHP (0-2, 2.80 ERA/3.36 FIP/3.37 xFIP) vs Christian Bergman, RHP (0-0, 0.00 ERA/0.00 FIP/0.00 xFIP)
Floyd has given up three earned runs or fewer in every start, but two unearned runs off errors cost him against the Mariners on Tuesday. His 10 hits allowed, however, were his most since May 27, 2012.
Tuesday, 6/10 8:40 PMA 24th-round Draft pick in 2010 who has developed into a front-line pitcher at Triple-A Colorado Springs, Bergman will make his Major League debut against the Braves.
Mike Minor, LHP (2-4, 3.07 ERA/3.85 FIP/3.42 xFIP) vs Juan Nicasio, RHP (5-4, 4.68 ERA/5.08 FIP/4.15 xFIP)
Minor has allowed two earned runs or fewer in five of his seven starts. Since surrendering six homers in his first five starts, he has prevented opponents from going deep in his past two outings.
Nicasio struggled with command of both his fastball and his breaking ball Thursday vs. the D-backs. He was consistently behind in the counts, and when he missed, he missed high, resulting in two homers among 11 hits and seven run in 5 1/3 innings.
Wednesday, 6/11 8:40 PM
Julio Teheran, RHP (6-3, 1.89 ERA/3.66 FIP/3.85 xFIP) vs Eddie Butler, RHP (0-1, 10.13 ERA/4.02 FIP/5.25 xFIP)
Teheran has produced a 1.23 ERA in the four starts he's made since allowing a season-high four earned runs on May 14. He takes his MLB-leading ERA into Coors Field, where he allowed one run in seven innings last year.
Butler's MLB debut didn't go as planned Friday. The Dodgers got to the Rockies No. 2 ranked prospect for six runs, on 10 hits through 5 1/3 innings. Manager Walt Weiss felt Butler outperformed his final line and hopes he continues to be aggressive.
Thursday, 6/12 3:10 PM
Ervin Santana, RHP (5-2, 3.69 ERA/3.22 FIP/3.38 xFIP) vs Jhoulys Chacin, RHP (0-4, 5.35 ERA/4.66 FIP/4.67 xFIP)
Santana allowed just one unearned run in seven stress-filled innings on Saturday. Opponents have hit .316 with a .369 on-base percentage in his past five starts. He allowed seven runs in his only previous Coors Field start.
Chacin, who missed the first month because of a right shoulder strain, found his sinker and curveball in his last start, but faltered in the seventh and was credited with six-plus innings, three runs. He wants to go deeper.