After losing starters Kyle Kendrick to a rain delay and David Hale to a groin injury in last night's win, the Colorado Rockies have reshuffled their pitching staff ahead of tonight's game against the Atlanta Braves.
Right-hander Gonzalez Germen will make his Rockies debut tonight on the mound in what will also be his first major league start. He has a 4.58 ERA in 60 relief appearances in his career at the big league level.
The Rockies also called up southpaw Aaron Laffey, who had a 4.91 ERA in 47⅔ innings at Triple-A Albuquerque this season and has posted a 4.45 ERA in 487 career major league innings, primarily with Cleveland.
Germen will face a Braves lineup with a pair of Johnsons at the corner infield spots, with Kelly Johnson at first base and Chris Johnson at third. The only new face from last night in the Atlanta lineup is left fielder Jonny Gomes. Juan Uribe makes his way to the bench.
Atlanta will counter Germen with All-Star Shelby Miller, who has a 2.07 ERA and 1.09 WHIP in 108⅔ innings this season. The right-hander has walked 34 and struck out 88.
The Rockies will make two changes from last night's lineup, with lefties Ben Paulsen and Daniel Descalso replacing right-handers Wilin Rosario and Troy Tulowitzki.
First pitch is at 6:10 p.m. Mountain time.