Series Preview: Rockies (69-58) vs. Braves (56-69)

Friday, August 25th 5:35pm: Chad Bettis (0-0 1.93) vs. Julio Teheran (7-11 5.02)

Chad Bettis has been good in his first two starts allowing only three runs over fourteen innings. He has been great for getting length and has given the Rockies a chance to win in both of his starts. He faces off against Julio Teheran who faces Colorado for the first time at the new Suntrust Park. Teheran has been better on the road, and the Rockies saw that when he faced them at home and allowed zero runs over seven innings. Hopefully the Rockies can turn it around now on the road, and earn their 70th win.

Saturday, August 26th 5:10pm: Kyle Freeland (11-8 3.71) vs. Sean Newcomb (2-7 4.13)

A couple of rookie lefties face off for the second game of the series in what could be a show of the future talent for these teams. Kyle Freeland has already been great this year and if Cody Bellinger was not having a historic year, he would earn some ROY votes. Necomb has pitched well as well, but has been mired with control issues, striking out 42 in just under 70 innings. He has walked at least one in every start and has walked four or more in six of his starts. The key for the Rockies offense will be patience as they can get  a lot of free base runners by just holding off on pitches out of the zone, and from there, they will need the key hit that has been lacking recently.

Sunday, August 27th 11:35am: Jon Gray (5-3 4.54) vs. Mike Foltynewicz (10-9 4.95)

The Rockies got to Folty when he last faced Colorado, allowing eight runs in his second shortest start of the season. In his last three games, Foltynewicz has allowed 20 runs and has walked as many as he struck out. Jon Gray will look to continue on his recent successes, but hopefully get through the third time of the lineup successfully as well. He will have to keep one of the best offensive first baseman in the league down in Freddie Freeman. Hopefully this series is a way for the Rockies to get back on track and win a road series, and maybe even they can take the wild card lead back.

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