Atlanta takes on Colorado following Keuchel’s strong performance
Denver; Monday, 3 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: Atlanta heads into the matchup fresh off a strong showing by Dallas Keuchel. Keuchel threw seven innings, giving up zero runs on four hits with seven strikeouts against New York.
The Rockies are 33-29 in home games. Colorado ranks fifth in the MLB in hitting with a .268 batting average, Charlie Blackmon leads the club with an average of .320.
The Braves have gone 41-25 away from home. Atlanta has hit 210 home runs this season, fifth in the National League. Ronald Acuna Jr. leads the club with 36, averaging one every 14.8 at-bats. The Braves won the last meeting 8-7. Jacob Webb notched his first victory and Ozzie Albies went 3-for-5 with two home runs and two RBIs for Atlanta. Seunghwan Oh registered his first loss for Colorado.
TOP PERFORMERS: Blackmon leads the Rockies with 68 extra base hits and is slugging .590. Nolan Arenado is 12-for-37 with a double, six home runs and 10 RBIs over the last 10 games for Colorado.
LAST 10 GAMES: Rockies: 4-6, .260 batting average, 4.98 ERA, outscored by six runs
Braves: 8-2, .208 batting average, 3.22 ERA, outscored opponents by 12 runs
Braves Injuries: Jacob Webb: (elbow), Darren O’Day: (forearm), Grant Dayton: (toe), Austin Riley: (knee), Nick Markakis: (wrist), Ender Inciarte: (hamstring), Dansby Swanson: (foot), Brian McCann: (knee).