Franchise had one of his least effective outings of late against the Brewers last time out, but he still won the game and started this road trip on a positive note. A solid performance today against the Pirates' best starter and a win for the Rockies will give us a rare road sweep and further evidence that we really are ready for contention this year.
Snell was roughed up a bit against the Braves his last time out and he blamed it on fatigue. If he's getting winded this early, he'll be in for a rough second half. Let's see the Rockies' bats prove this point this afternoon.