The Colorado Rockies play the Chicago Cubs on Saturday afternoon looking to make up for letting Friday's game get away from them late, resulting in a 5-3 loss. It ended a five-game winning streak for Colorado and was a stark reminder of how overtaxed the bullpen has become as a result of the four-man, tandem rotation.
The Rockies will look for Alex White (2-6, 5.55 ERA) to pitch deeper than four innings into the game, but that's been tough for him this season. With the rough 75-pitch count the Rockies' rotation is on, White has pitched four innings in each of his last four starts; however, he has gotten a bit better each start. In his last time start, he allowed one run on three hits in a no-decision against the Mets. He has not factored into a game's win or loss since he returned to the majors in August, a span of five starts.
Brooks Raley (1-2, 7.63 ERA) makes just his fourth career start on Saturday. He picked up his first win in Aug. 18 by throwing 5.1 innings of four-run ball. However, the final score of the game was 9-7 over the Cincinnati Reds.
First pitch is scheduled for 11:05 a.m. MT. The game can be seen on ROOT Sports and heard on 850 KOA.
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