DENVER -- Right-hander David Hale will deal with the requisite nerves that come with making his debut start for a new team Saturday night, when he starts for the Rockies in the second game of a doubleheader against the Giants at Coors Field. But there is enough familiarity to calm some of the nerves.
Hale made 45 Major League appearances, including six starts, with the Braves last season. He faced the Giants four times in relief and totaled 4 1/3 scoreless innings (three hits, two strikeouts, three walks). The Rockies acquired Hale during the winter for Minor League catchers Jose Briceno and Chris O'Dowd.