Even with a less talented roster due to injuries, the Colorado Rockies are struggling mightily against the major's worst team, the Houston Astros. They've already dropped the first two games of a four-game series, Friday's an 11-2 loss. On Saturday, the Rockies will look to avoid a 10-game losing streak.
Jason Hammel (7-13, 4.85 ERA) is making his final start of the season after moving to the bullpen at the end of August. His first relief appearance out of the bullpen once that move was made came against the Astros in Colorado. He did throw two scoreless innings, which helped the Rockies to a victory. The Rockies could look to trade him this offseason, but they will likely give him a shot at the rotation again.
J.A. Happ (6-15, 5.48 ERA) is 1-0 with a 3.71 ERA in three September starts, a tie with August for his best month of the season. In his last start, Happ allowed two runs on three hits in six innings and struck out nine. All in all, it's been a perfectly forgettable for Happ.
First pitch is scheduled for 5:05 p.m. MT.