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Series Preview: Atlanta Braves at Colorado Rockies

April 23rd, 2013 at 8:00 AM
By Cody Fields

An Atlanta Braves team on a three-game skid is in Denver to play a red-hot Colorado Rockies team for a three-game series over two days at Coors Fields.

Snow postponed the first game on Monday, meaning it will be made up as a doubleheader on Tuesday, complicating things for Dan Uggla, who says he can play all 18 innings coming off a calf strain. Fredi Gonzalez is understandably hesitant, but he may wait to see how Uggla handles the first game.

In what will be a great boost to the offense, Freddie Freeman will see his first Major League action in two weeks after straining an oblique muscle. The Braves only managed three runs over their last three games and have been particularly struggling to get runners on base, so look for Freeman to inject some life into the lineup.

The Rockies, meanwhile, are winners of eight of their last nine games to tie the Braves for the best record in baseball. The Braves could be able to help themselves though when they face Jeff Francis, who currently owns an 8.25 ERA.

Tuesday Game 1, 3:10 p.m. on SportSouth: Braves LH Mike Minor (2-1, 0.95 ERA) vs Jeff Francis (1-1, 8.25 ERA)

Tuesday Game 2, 8:40 p.m. on SportSouth: RH Julio Teheran (0-0, 7.31 ERA) vs Jon Garland (2-0, 3.32 ERA)

Wednesday, 3:10 p.m. on SportSouth: TBA vs TBA


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Tags: Atlanta, Atlanta Braves, Colorado Rockies, MLB

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