DENVER, CO - JUNE 3: Starting pitcher Alex White #6 of the Colorado Rockies delivers to home plate against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Coors Field on June 3, 2012 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)
The Colorado Rockies look to continue their recent momentum in a series against the similarly disappointing Miami Marlins.
The Colorado Rockies finally achieved a three game sweep for the first time in the 2012 season with their thrilling walk-off victory over the Milwaukee Brewers on Wednesday afternoon.With the victory, the Rockies have now won two of their last three series and look to continue their late season momentum against the scuffling Miami Marlins.
The Rockies will send Alex White (2-6, 5.82) to the mound in the series opener. White has been respectable in his three starts since returning from AAA, allowing only five earned runs in 13.1 innings pitched. Inefficiency has been the biggest mark against the young right-hander, as he has required 80 or more pitches to complete four innings in his last two starts.
Ricky Nolasco (9-11, 4.90) will take the mound for Miami in their first visit to Coors Field in 2012. Nolasco has been a major reason why a Miami team that started off this season with postseason aspirations has failed to meet expectations. Nolasco has pitched beyond the sixth inning just once in his past seven starts, and has allowed fewer than four runs in just two of those starts.
First pitch is scheduled for 6:40pm MT. The game will be broadcast on ROOT and 850 KOA.
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