Rockies Vs. Cubs: Can Colorado Find Its Winning Ways Again?

The Colorado Rockies play the Chicago Cubs on Saturday afternoon looking to make up for letting Friday's game get away from them late, resulting in a 5-3 loss. It ended a five-game winning streak for Colorado and was a stark reminder of how overtaxed the bullpen has become as a result of the four-man, tandem rotation.

The Rockies will look for Alex White (2-6, 5.55 ERA) to pitch deeper than four innings into the game, but that's been tough for him this season. With the rough 75-pitch count the Rockies' rotation is on, White has pitched four innings in each of his last four starts; however, he has gotten a bit better each start. In his last time start, he allowed one run on three hits in a no-decision against the Mets. He has not factored into a game's win or loss since he returned to the majors in August, a span of five starts.

Brooks Raley (1-2, 7.63 ERA) makes just his fourth career start on Saturday. He picked up his first win in Aug. 18 by throwing 5.1 innings of four-run ball. However, the final score of the game was 9-7 over the Cincinnati Reds.

First pitch is scheduled for 11:05 a.m. MT. The game can be seen on ROOT Sports and heard on 850 KOA.

For more coverage, visit our Rockies blog Purple Row and our Cubs blog Bleed Cubbie Blue. For news around the league, visit MLB Daily Dish and Baseball Nation.

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