For the second straight season, the Colorado Rockies are on the verge of sweeping a four game series at Citi Field against the New York Mets. Last season, the story was shortstop Troy Tulowitzki homering four times during the series. This year, with Tulowitzki looking to rejoin the roster in September after missing most of the season due to a groin injury, it has been the young players for Colorado that have stepped up, with catcher Wilin Rosario and outfielder Tyler Colvin leading the charge.
The Rockies will turn to the youngest member of their rotation in the final game of the series as 22 year old Tyler Chatwood (3-3, 5.46) takes the mound. Chatwood enjoyed two wonderful starts on the last road trip -- only allowing a single earned run in 11 innings -- but slipped in his last start at Coors Field, allowing six earned runs against the Miami Marlins.
The Mets will send rookie pitcher Collin McHugh to the mound for his MLB debut. The 25 year old has pitched in both AA and AAA this season, maintaining a 2.88 ERA between the two levels.
First pitch is scheduled for 11:10am MT.
There is no television broadcast for this game, but it will be aired on 850 KOA.
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