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Colorado Rockies game no. 78 thread: Chi Chi González vs Eric Lauer

The Rockies are looking to escape Milwaukee without getting swept.

Well, it’s Groundhog Day... again... and that must mean the Colorado Rockies are on the road trying to avoid getting swept in a lost series. The Rockies carried winning efforts late into each of their first two games against the Milwaukee Brewers, only to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory via bullpen implosions. Now the Rockies look to avoid a sweep before heading home to Coors Field. Prior to today’s game, LHP Ben Bowden has been optioned to Triple-A Albuquerque. RHP Antonio Santos has been recalled.

Starting for the Rockies is Chi Chi González, who has struggled in his last few outings. After an excellent April and finishing off May with some solid outings, Chi Chi has been less than stellar in the month of June. He’s given up at least four earned runs in his last three starts, and at least six hits. His last time out against the Brewers he gave up eight runs on six hits through 5 13 innings.

On the bump for the Brewers is the left-handed Eric Lauer. Lauer faced the Rockies in Colorado on his last outing and threw five innings of three-run baseball while striking out five. He carries an overall ERA of 5.21 into today’s game. Lauer is probably the weakest of a tough Milwaukee rotation, ranking low in most percentiles per MLB’s baseball savant.

First Pitch: 12:10 PM MDT

TV: AT&T Sports Net Rocky Mountain;

Radio: KOA 850 AM/94.1 FM; KNRV 1150 (Spanish)