The Rockies will see a familiar face tonight as the Seattle Mariners come to town. Going for Seattle will be 37 year-old Kevin Millwood, who pitched competently in an abbreviated stint with the Rockies last year.
The physical embodiment of an innings eater his entire career, Millwood has averaged a little less than 6 innings per outing this year. His 5.09 ERA and 1.60 WHIP belie a decent 3.63 FIP. Then again, Millwood's a flyball pitcher throwing at Coors Field tonight. I'm hopeful that the Rockies can get to him early and often.
Millwood's opponent will be 23 year-old Alex White. The right-hander had a great debut this year against the Padres, but against the Dodgers he struggled. Tonight he makes his first Coors Field appearance of 2012. Let's hope that this start is more like his 1st start than his 2nd.
The Mariners have a weak offense, so hopefully Colorado will be able to put together some decent pitching performances even at Coors.
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