In what is really more of a formality when it happens, Jeremy Guthrie is expected to be named the Colorado Rockies Opening Day starter against the Houston Astros on April 6, reports the Denver Post. This has been hinted at ever since the team acquired Guthrie from the Baltimore Orioles for Jason Hammel and Matt Lindstrom.
Guthrie is no stranger to being an Opening Day starter since he did it three times for the Orioles. So far this spring training, Guthrie has done nothing to show that he shouldn't start a fourth one. He's thrown seven innings over his first two starts, allowing three runs and striking out three.
Jhoulys Chacin is the only other candidate to start the first game of the season, and he would have been it had Guthrie not joined the Rockies. The Rockies traded Ubaldo Jimenez in July, last year's Opening Day starter.
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