Rubber Match: Colorado Rockies Looking to Beat Baltimore Orioles

By Randy Drautz


Colorado Rockies and Jhoulys Chacin
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The Colorado Rockies and Baltimore Orioles will square off in a rubber-match game Sunday afternoon, as the two MLB clubs took one game apiece in the first two games of the three-game set at Camden Yards. Colorado took the first game 6-3 on Friday night by channeling their inner Blake Street Bombers, while Baltimore won Saturday night after putting up a crooked number in the third-inning, eventually scoring seven runs in the bottom of the frame and winning 8-4. Six of the Orioles’ seven runs were scored after an unorthodox error from Troy Tulowitzki which of course lead to Baltimore scoring six unearned runs in the frame.

On Sunday afternoon, Jhoulys Chacin will start for the Rockies with an 11-6 record and a very good 3.18 ERA. His counterpart for the Orioles will be Scott Feldman, who is just 2-3 on the year with a 5.18 ERA. For Colorado, Chacin has given the club seven straight quality starts and should be considered one of the best right handed pitchers in the NL.

Look for the Rockies to awaken the lumber as they did Friday night, with plenty of offense early against the right-hander Feldman. With Chacin’s confidence continuing to grow, look for him to have an eight straight quality start and shut down the potent Orioles lineup.

Hopefully celebrating a victory, Colorado will then fly north for a series against the Philadelphia Phillies before flying south to play the Miami Marlins. Finally, they will be able to return home to the friendly confines of Coors Field in Denver.

First things first, the Rockies bats and the arm of Chacin need to take care of business Sunday against the Orioles within the Inner Harbor of Baltimore.

Randy Drautz is a Denver Nuggets writer for Follow him on Twitter @RDrautz, “Like” him on Facebook or add him to your network on Google.

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