The Colorado Rockies will have one more chance to affect the Atlanta Braves' postseason plans as the teams close out their four-game series on Thursday afternoon.
Jhoulys Chacin, winner of two of his last three starts, will take his 2-4 record and 4.85 ERA to the hill for the Rockies. His last start, seven innings of work allowing one run on five hits in a 9-1 victory over the San Diego Padres on Saturday, was a positive sign that the shoulder inflammation which shelved him for four months earlier in the season is recovering nicely.
The Braves will counter with Tim Hudson (13-5, 3.76 ERA), coming off his first defeat since July 1, a 5-1 loss to the Philadelphia Phillies on Saturday. Atlanta currently holds an NL Wild Card spot, as it sits 1.5 games above the Pittsburgh Pirates and Los Angeles Dodgers.
Colorado will try to turn things around offensively against Hudson following a night in which it didn't record its first base hit off of Braves' starter Mike Minor until the seventh inning in a 1-0 loss.
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