Saturday, May 15, 2010

Lineup Card: DH Game 2 vs Washington

I'm a baseball player at heart, which makes me very superstitious.  Therefore, there will be no Running Thoughts for the nightcap of the doubleheader.  Why change anything?  The Rockies were as crisp and on their game in Game 1 as we've seen them all season.  Maybe they don't need (or want) me critiquing their every move.

Rockies Lineup

  • CF Gonzalez
  • LF Smith
  • RF Hawpe
  • SS Tulowitzki
  • 1B Helton
  • 3B Stewart
  • 2B Barmes
  • C  Phillips
  • P   Hammel
Kind of strange to have just one change (Paul Phillips) in the second half of a doubleheader, even if it's a split doubleheader. Jason Hammel makes his return.  EY Jr. officially placed on the DL.

Update: I'm a goof.  Todd Helton starting at first is different than Game 1.  So two changes.  

Nationals Lineup
  • CF Morgan
  • LF Harris
  • 3B Zimmerman
  • 1B Dunn
  • 2B Guzman
  • RF Bernadina
  • SS Desmond
  • C   Nieves
  • P   Atilano
There's nothing overly special about Luis Atilano, nor is there anything about his stuff that makes me nervous about the Rockies offense tonight.  As long as they made him work a little, hopefully get a little pressure on him early, they should be able to provide Hammel with some much needed run support.


Rockies 7, Nationals 6 (13 innings)

WP: Joe Beimel (1-1)
LP: Brian Bruney (2-1)

Home Runs

Wash: None
Col: Tulowitzki (7), Smith (4)

Player of the Game: Troy Tulowitzki