It was a close victory for the Colorado Rockies on Monday night, but they pulled it out, 8-7, over the Cleveland Indians. A Jason Giambi three-run home run in the fifth and a run-scoring error in the eighth kept the tide in favor of the Rockies.
After pitching implosions by both starters on Monday, the Rockies will look for Jhoulys Chacin to continue the stability he has given the rotation this season: Chacin has won all three of his June starts. In 20 innings pitched, Chacin has limited his opponents to 10 hits and two earned runs. His ERA and WHIP both stand at 0.90. This will be his first career start against the Indians.
Mitch Talbot will be his opposing pitcher on the mound. This is a pitching matchup the Rockies' hitters should be able to take advantage of relatively quickly. In seven starts this season, Talbot is 2-4 with a 5.02 ERA and a 1.752 WHIP. He's allowed 49 hits and 17 walks in 37.2 innings. He gives up 1.7 home runs every nine innings. Of course, the Rockies have often made middling and worse pitchers look as though they were Cy Young.
First pitch is scheduled for 5:05 p.m. MT