The Colorado Rockies are just one day away from starting interleague play, but first they must close out this two-game series against the Arizona Diamondbacks on Thursday afternoon. The Rockies took Wednesday's game, 6-1, and have a chance to win three games in a row for the first time since April 17-20.
Juan Nicasio (2-1, 4.65 ERA) had his best start of the season his last time out, but the Rockies' offense mustered just one run in a 2-1 decision against the Los Angeles Dodgers. He allowed one run on five hits and struck out nine in seven innings. However, he will look to have a better time against the Snakes on Thursday than he did back on April 13 when he lasted just two 2.2 innings (six runs allowed).
Trevor Cahill (2-4, 3.65 ERA) will also make his second start of the season against the Rockies, and his first went much better than Nicasio's did. Helping Arizona to a 5-2 victory, Cahill threw 7.1 innings of one-run ball, striking out six in the process. In his last start, Cahill allowed four runs in a 5-2 loss to the San Francisco Giants.
Game time/date: 1:10 p.m. MT, Thursday, May 17, 2012
Location: Coors Field, Denver, CO
TV/Radio: ROOT Sports/850 KOA