The Colorado Rockies rotation this season has been a constantly rotating door due to youth, injury, and general ineffectiveness. Colorado will use their 11th starting pitcher of the season on Wednesday, as they have called up left handed prospect Edwar Cabrera from the AA Tulsa Drillers to make his MLB debut.
Cabrera, 24, has quite a minor league resume. The lefty started 2011 in Asheville before being promoted midseason to High-A Modesto. He finished the season leading all of minor league baseball with 217 strikeouts over 167 innings -- dethroning reigning strikeout king and current Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Matt Moore. Cabrera was named as a member of the World roster in next month's Futures Game. Similar to Juan Nicasio in 2011, Cabrera was dominating AA with a 2.94 ERA this season and will get a chance to display his pitching skills at the major league level.
The Washington Nationals will counter with Jordan Zimmerman (2-6, 2.89) on the mound. Zimmerman has pitched at least six innings in all 14 starts this year, and has only allowed more than three runs twice in that span.
First pitch is scheduled for 6:40pm MT at Coors Field, Denver, CO
The game will be available on ROOT and 850 KOA