We've just about hit the midpoint of the season, and Adam Dunn is on pace to have 14 home runs. That's less than half of his normal clip, and there seems to be no end in sight. Never the less, Dunn will get another start on Thursday at Colorado as the White Sox look to Jake Peavy to help them grab another series victory.
Peavy, at 4-1 with a 4.23 ERA and 1.02 WHIP, has been largely excellent since he returned from the DL in mid-May, with only one truly poor start. In his career against Colorado, Peavy is 4-6 with a 3.81 ERA and 1.34 WHIP. Todd Helton and Troy Tulowitzki have both hit Peavy well over their careers. Helton has a .326 career average against Peavy with three home runs, while Tulo has a .333 average with one double and one triple.
Pitching for the Rockies will be Aaron Cook. Cook has been mediocre thus far in the 2011 season and is 0-3 with a 5.48 ERA and 1.74 WHIP. In his last game, against the Yankees, he gave up six runs (five earned) on twelve hits over just 5.2 innings of work. He's only started one game against the White Sox in his career, during which he gave up three runs on ten hits over 6.0 innings.
The weather in Denver is forecast to be clear and hot, with a game time temperature in the upper 80's to low 90's. First pitch is at 2:10 P.M., CDT, and the game will be televised on CSN and ROOT Sports.