Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Lineup Card: Rockies vs D-Backs

Three keys for tonight.

1.  Ubaldo needs to be Ubaldo

I get the sense the offense is going through a scratch and claw phase right now where nothing will come easy.  That leaves Ubaldo with little margin for error.

2.  Better ABs from Dexter Fowler

For the offense to scratch, claw, or attain any type of success, they're going to need more from the top.  I didn't like the poor swings from Dex in hitter's counts last night.  I hope that's cleaned up this evening and he's willing to take a walk when the pitcher is willing to give one.

3.  Rested Bullpen

Two full days off for everyone but Matt Reynolds.  If needed, these guys have to come in and shut the door.

Rockies Lineup (82-68)
  1. 2B  Herrera
  2. CF  Fowler
  3. RF  Gonzalez
  4. SS  Tulowitzki
  5. 3B  Mora
  6. 1B  Helton
  7. LF  Spilborghs
  8. C    Olivo
  9. P    Jimenez
Diamondbacks Lineup (60-91)
  1. SS  Drew
  2. CF  Young
  3. 2B  Johnson
  4. 1B  LaRoche
  5. 3B  Reynolds
  6. C    Montero
  7. LF  Allen
  8. RF  Parra
  9. P    Lopez