Rockies Vs. Braves: White Takes On Minor In Battle Of Young Pitching

The Colorado Rockies evened their series against the Atlanta Braves with a 6-0 shutout victory, taking advantage of six scoreless innings of relief from the bullpen and home runs from Carlos Gonzalez and Jordan Pacheco. Colorado is playing the spoiler role right now, hoping to at least split the series in Atlanta and put further distance between the Braves and the NL East leading Washington Nationals.

Alex White (2-7, 5.58) will take the mound for Colorado. White will be facing the Braves for the first time in his career, and is looking to improve upon his last five starts. While he has kept the Rockies in games lately (allowing three or fewer runs in six of his past seven starts), inefficiency has plagued the young right hander. White has not pitched into the fifth inning since August 2 against St. Louis.

Atlanta will send young pitcher Mike Minor (7-10. 4.79) to the mound. After a rough first half to the season, Minor has turned around his season lately, with quality outings in four of his past five starts. In his last start, Minor received a no decision after allowing four earned runs in five innings against Philadelphia.

First pitch is scheduled for 5:10 pm MT. The game will be broadcast on ROOT and 850 KOA.

Be sure to visit Purple Row for more Rockies coverage, and head over to Talking Chop for more on the Braves. Also check out Baseball Nation for even more coverage from around the league.

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