With the playoffs out of the picture, the Colorado Rockies and Chicago Cubs both feature lineups full of inexperience as they look to the future.
Colorado's young team is currently outplaying Chicago's.
In their first meeting of the season, the Rockies look to win a sixth straight game for the first time in 16 months when they open a three-game series Friday against the slumping Cubs, who are returning home from a 1-6 road trip.
Jim Tracy's 75-pitch limit for his starters suddenly seems to be working for Colorado (50-73), which matched its longest winning streak of the season with Thursday's 1-0 victory over the New York Mets.
The Rockies, who haven't won six straight since reeling off seven from April 9-15, 2011, have yielded seven total runs during their winning streak after allowing an average of 6.4 in their previous eight.
"I think we're throwing the ball really well right now as a staff,'' said starter Tyler Chatwood, who was pulled after throwing 65 pitches in three inni...