The Braves aren’t having much luck with the Rockies. Fortunately for them, the Phillies aren’t having much luck with the Astros. Atlanta lost 5-2 to the Rox last night but they still have a 2 ½ game lead over Philadelphia in the N.L. East because the Phillies lost 4-2 to Houston in a 16 inning marathon last night. The Astros have won two straight close games in that series.
The Braves will try to salvage the final game of the series in Denver this afternoon. Jair Jurrjens will be on the mound for Atlanta. Jurrjens is 5-3 with a 3.91 ERA. He’ll face Colorado’s Emil Rogers (2-2, 4.53). First pitch is at 3:10.
Following the game the Braves will undoubtedly be scoreboard watching as the Phillies will close out its series with the Astros shortly after 7:00 tonight.