The Colorado Rockies are about to close out the middle set of a three-series homestand at Coors Field, but they certainly want to end the current five-game losing streak they have there. Having dropped the first two games to the St. Louis Cardinals, the Rockies play them one more time before hosting the San Francisco Giants.
With back spasms sidelining Christian Friedrich from Thursday's start, the Rockies turn to Alex White (2-6, 6.45 ERA), who has spent the last month with the Triple-A Colorado Springs Sky Sox. White lost his first three starts and then lost his last three before being demoted. He has a 3.71 ERA in 11 Triple-A starts, but that moderate success has not translated to the majors.
The Cardinals turn to Lance Lynn (13-4, 3.42 ERA) for the sweep. He allowed six runs in his last start, a 9-6 victory over the Chicago Cubs. To start July, Lynn threw six shutout innings against the Rockies. Colorado is hoping for more of Lynn's recent performance than what they saw from him in St. Louis one month ago.
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