The Colorado Rockies better hope they have some offense left in them for Sunday's contest against the St. Louis Cardinals. The Rockies scored 15 runs in Saturday's victory, giving rookie Juan Nicasio the win in his first major league start. Nicasio impressed with seven innings of one unearned ball.
Will the Rockies be able to receive that from Jhoulys Chacin? After he threw seven innings of one-run ball against the Phillies, striking out nine and picking up his fifth win in the process, Chacin followed that up on May 24 with a dud against the Arizona Diamondbacks. He allowed five runs in seven innings, three alone in the sixth inning, and took the loss in the 5-2 decision. It was the start of a four-game skid for the Rockies.
The Cardinals will start Kyle Lohse. When he's not masquerading as his manager Tony La Russa, Lohse has gone 6-2 with a 2.06 ERA. Outside of two of his 10 starts, he has not allowed more than two runs in any game. In his last two starts, he's gone 16 innings, allowed two runs and struck out eight. In three career starts at Coors Field, though, Lohse has a 7.80 ERA in 15 innings.
First pitch is scheduled for 1:10 p.m. MT.