The Colorado Rockies started their series with the Kansas City Royals with a dominant eight-shutout inning performance by rookie Juan Nicasio in the 9-0 victory. Jhoulys Chacin had been scheduled to start for the Rockies originally, but forearm stiffness prompted Jim Tracy and management to push his next start back until Tuesday against the Atlanta Braves. Instead, the team will turn to a face in Denver and Colorado Springs: Greg Reynolds.
This will be Reynolds third time with the club this year. He first came up when Ubaldo Jimenez went on the disabled list and made two starts. He returned at the end of May to provide the Rockies an extra pitcher after Felipe Paulino was designated for assignment. He then pitched in relief for Jorge De La Rosa a few days later after a torn UCL ended that start. He's 2-0 with a 4.08 ERA five appearances (two starts).
The Rockies will face Kyle Davies, who is making his return from the disabled list. After experiencing shoulder pain in the first inning in his May 16 start against the Cleveland Indians, Davies left the game having walked three of the first four batters (this was the game Vin Mazzaro was charged with 14 runs over 2.1 innings). He's made several rehab starts, but the Rockies should be ready to strike if Davies shows any rust.
This game can be seen on ROOT at 6:10 p.m. MT.