May 4, 2014; Denver, CO, USA; Colorado Rockies starting pitcher Jhoulys Chacin (45) prepares to pitch in the fourth inning against the New York Mets at Coors Field. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

MLB Preview: Matt Cain vs. Jhoulys Chacin


The Colorado Rockies (26-20) are looking to win another series over the NL West leading San Francisco Giants as they inch closer to the division lead. Colorado came back last night as Nolan Arenado hit a game-winning two-RBI double to left to score Troy Tulowitzki and Carlos Gonzalez for their second consecutive walk-off victory.

Jhoulys Chacin takes the hill as he looks for his first win of the 2014 season. After a rough first outing back on May 4th against the New York Mets, Chacin has bounced back since. In his last two starts combined, he has collected 12 innings pitched, giving up 11 hits, five runs, five earned, three walks, while striking out three. In his most recent start against the Kansas City Royals, he gave up three earned in six innings — all three runs came in the second inning.

Matt Cain will counter for the NL West leading San Francisco Giants. Cain is coming off of his first victory against the Miami Marlins last Thursday. He would throw 7 2/3 innings, giving up six hits, four runs, four earned, three walks, while striking out seven. Cain has had some control issues as he has walked at least three batters in four of his last five starts. Cain picked up the no-decision in his last start against the Rockies on April 23rd, giving up ten hits, seven runs, seven earned in six innings of work.

Rockies Lineup:

1: Charlie Blackmon – CF
2: Michael Cuddyer – RF
3: Troy Tulowitzki – SS
4: Carlos Gonzalez – LF
5: Nolan Arenado – 3B
6: Justin Morneau – 1B
7: Wilin Rosario – C
8: DJ LeMahieu – 2B
9: Jhoulys Chacin – P

Games Notes:

  • Matt Cain is 0-1 with a 5.54 ERA in 2 starts this season against the Rockies.
  • Troy Tulowitzki is 21-for-63 (.333) lifetime against Matt Cain with 5 doubles, 1 triple, and 5 home runs.
  • Jhoulys Chacin is looking for his first win this season.

First-pitch between the San Francisco Giants and Colorado Rockies is scheduled for 8:40 PM ET, 6:40 PM MT.

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