Looks to be a cold, possibly wet, night in Denver as the Braves (3-3) open up their series against the Rockies (1-5). We’ll get a better idea of the conditions for the game once TV coverage starts, but The Weather Channel is showing gametime temperatures from 37-42 degrees and intermittent rain/snow. Wind chills look to be around 30-32 degrees. With conditions like these, it appears to be a good idea that Smoltz changed his first start to be in Atlanta yesterday instead of tonight.
Because of that change, Tom Glavine (0-0, 1.80) will take the start for the Braves against Aaron Cook (0-1, 6.00) for the Rockies. Glavine has had some past success at Coors Field, as the only pitcher to throw more than one shutout in the stadium. Unfortunately for the Braves, the last one of those was more than 10 years ago in 1997. For the Rockies, Aaron Cook’s looking to put in a better performance than his first start, where he gave up 6 runs in 6 innings of work.
The Rockies’ bats have looked a little flat thus far this season, but we know that the offense is capable of producing big numbers. It’s only a matter of time before they break out of their slump. The Braves offense appears in mid-season form, but still has a lot of up-and-down streaky moments. Is tonight the night for the Rockies’ offense to shine? Or will the Braves keep the strong pitching and offensive numbers going to make it three in a row?
Tags: Aaron Cook, Colorado Rockies, Tom Glavine
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