May 26, 2014; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Colorado Rockies catcher Wilin Rosario (20) and starting pitcher Jhoulys Chacin (45) walk from the outfield to begin a game against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

Braves vs. Rockies Preview: Ervin Santana vs. Jhoulys Chacin


The Colorado Rockies received a nice boost from rookie southpaw Tyler Matzek last night who earned his first Major League victory en route to a Rockies win, 8-2. Colorado looks to ride that momentum and salvage a series split with the Atlanta Braves.

Pitching Matchup:

ATL: Ervin Santana: (5-2, 3.69 ERA)
COL: Jhoulys Chacin: (0-4, 5.35 ERA)

Jhoulys Chacin will look to get the Rockies back rollin’ and is still searching for his first victory of the 2014 campaign. Chacin has not given up more than four earned in seven starts this season but has failed to get past the sixth inning due to pitch count. In his last outing against the Los Angeles Dodgers on June 7th, Chacin gave up three runs on six hits, walking three and striking out four over a span of six innings.

Ervin Santana will take the hill and looks to give the Atlanta Braves a four-game series win. Santana was a solid offseason pick up for the Braves, collecting a record of 5-2 with an ERA of 3.69 in 11 starts this season. In his last appearance against the Arizona Diamondbacks on June 7th, Santana gave up one run (unearned) through seven strong innings while surrendering six hits and striking out one but earned the no-decision.

Rockies Lineup:

1: Charlie Blackmon – RF
2: Josh Rutledge – SS
3: Justin Morneau – 1B
4: Wilin Rosario – C
5: Corey Dickerson – LF
6: Drew Stubbs – CF
7: Charlie Culberson – 3B
8: DJ LeMahieu – 2B
9: Jhoulys Chacin – P

Game Notes:

  • Jhoulys Chacin has only received 2.33 runs per game in games started by him this season.
  • Ervin Santana is 2-0 in three career starts vs. Rockies with an ERA of 5.59.
  • Freddie Freeman is 3-for-6 lifetime vs. Jhoulys Chacin with 2 HR and 2 RBI.

First-pitch between the Atlanta Braves and Colorado Rockies is scheduled for 3:10 PM ET, 1:10 PM MT.

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