Saturday, September 11, 2010

Lineup Card: Rockies vs Diamondbacks

Last night...

@Townie813 Observation: CarGo needs a night off. Missing some pitches he wouldn't typically miss.

No Carlos Gonzalez.

Did I expect that?

Not a chance.  But I have to take my hat off to Tracy for observing and making the gutsy call to hit the pause button. Carlos Gonzalez has been in the lineup everyday he is physically able to play. Giving him a break now makes all the sense in the world, because if he's not fresh, you're limiting the effectiveness of your most important all-around position player.

Rockies Lineup (77-64)
  1. 2B  Young
  2. CF  Fowler
  3. SS  Tulowitzki
  4. 1B  Giambi
  5. RF  Smith
  6. 3B  Mora
  7. LF  Spilborghs
  8. C   Olivo
  9. P   Jimenez
Diamondbacks Lineup (57-84)
  1. SS  Drew
  2. 3B  Abreu
  3. 2B  Johnson
  4. CF  Young 
  5. 1B  LaRoche
  6. C   Montero
  7. LF  Allen
  8. RF  Parra
  9. P    Lopez
Brandon Allen in left field?  That could be really fun!  Hit the ball to left!