Jul 16, 2016; Atlanta, GA, USA; Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Mike Foltynewicz (26) throws a pitch against the Colorado Rockies in the fourth inning at Turner Field. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

Braves Begin Series With Rockies

The Atlanta Braves (33-62) open up a four-game road series with the Rockies (43-51) tonight at Coors Field. The Braves are coming off of yesterday’s 6-3 loss in Cincinnati, while Colorado fell 11-3 to the visiting Rays.

The Braves will look for more consistent pitching in this series, as starter Lucas Harrell gave up a four-run sixth inning to the Reds. Atlanta was leading Cincinnati 2-0 before Jose Peraza hit a two-RBI single. Tucker Barnhart then stepped up to bat, nailing a homer to score Peraza and open up a 4-2 lead.

Looking forward to tonight, Atlanta just hosted the Rockies in a post-All-Star break weekend series and Colorado took two of three.

Jul 17, 2016; Atlanta, GA, USA; Atlanta Braves shortstop Chase d'Arnaud (23) attempts a double play as Colorado Rockies center fielder Charlie Blackmon (19) is out at second base in the eighth inning of their game at Turner Field. The Braves won 1-0. Mandatory Credit: Jason Getz-USA TODAY Sports
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In the clubs’ last matchup, the Rockies won 4-3 as Chad Bettis got the quality start, allowing only three earned runs in 6 2/3 innings. Bettis will be back on the mound tonight, while the Braves will start Mike Foltynewicz.

Foltynewicz has been pitching well after returning from a 30-day stint with elbow soreness. Since resting the injury, Foltynewicz has a 3.97 ERA through four starts.

Meanwhile, Colorado’s Charlie Blackmon leads the MLB with a twelve game hitting streak and he’s also gotten on base in 25 of the past 26 games.

First pitch between the Rockies and Braves is set for 8:40 PM.


About Charlie Jordan

I'm a senior studying Political Science at the University of Florida. Multimedia Sports Reporter for ESPN Gainesville 95.3 and WUFT - Passionate about life, sports, and fitness.

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