Tyler Chatwood and Chad Bettis have been pretty solid all year long for the Colorado Rockies, but they have had three pitchers step up behind them recently and they hope they can keep up the good work. 24-year old righty Jon Gray is considered a big part of the Rockies’ future. He struggled as a rookie last year, but he is looking much better this year. He has started 4 games for the Rockies so far this year and he is 0-1 with a 5.40 ERA and a 1.25 WHIP. He has given up 21 hits and 6 walks while whiffing 28 batters in his first 21 2/3 innings this year, which shows just how nasty his stuff is. This could be the year that Gray turns his stuff into solid results. 29-year old lefty Chris Rusin has pitched in 7 games (3 starts) for the Rockies so far this year and he is 1-1 with a 4.85 ERA and a 1.50 WHIP. He has given up 30 hits and 9 walks while whiffing 21 batters in his first 26 innings with the Rockies so far this year. 25-year old righty Eddie Butler has pitched in 3 games (2 starts) for the Rockies so far this year and he is 1-1 with a 3.86 ERA and a 0.93 WHIP. He has given up 10 hits and 3 walks while whiffing 13 batters in his first 14 innings pitched for the Rockies so far this year. No team is running away with the National League West, so if the Rockies continue to get solid starting pitching, they could be a surprise contender in 2016.