Rockies Vs Athletics: Josh Outman Faces His Former Team

In the series opener on Tuesday evening, Colorado Rockies starter Jeremy Guthrie surrendered seven runs in just five innings to the Oakland Athletics. It continues the season-long trend of Rockies starters failing to pitch late in games and has forced the bullpen to pick up a very heavy workload.

The trend is likely to continue on Wednesday night, as the Rockies send lefthander Josh Outman (0-2, 8.18) to the mound. Acquired from the Athletics this offseason, Outman was initially slotted for the bullpen. But with injuries testing the Rockies' pitching depth, he has been making the transition back into a starting pitcher. This will be Outman's third start of the season, and he will likely be limited to around 100 pitches.

The Athletics will counter with a lefty of their own, Tom Milone (6-5, 3.77). Milone has had a solid season for Oakland, though he allowed five earned runs in his last start against Tampa Bay. This will be his first start against Colorado, and his first career appearance in Coors Field.

Game time/date: 6:40 p.m. MT, Wednesday, June 13

Location: Coors Field, Denver, CO

TV/Radio: ROOT Sports/850KOA

For updates, stay tuned to SB Nation Denver. For more in-depth coverage, visit Rockies blog Purple Row. Head over to Baseball Nation and MLB Daily Dish for more news and notes from around the league.

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