Monday, August 1, 2011

Lineup Card: 8-1-11 Rockies vs Phillies

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Weekend Rec(r)aps

Colorado Rockies (51-57)
  1. LF Eric Young
  2. CF Dexter Fowler
  3. 2B Mark Ellis
  4. SS Troy Tulowitzki
  5. 1B Ty Wigginton
  6. 3B Chris Nelson
  7. RF Seth Smith
  8. C   Chris Iannetta
  9. P    Jhoulys Chacin
Well here's your lineup against Cole Hamels. Todd Helton sits probably due to his recent 4-for-25. Seth Smith starts because there are so few options available. Mark Ellis hits third because.... And Eric Young in left field at Coors Field.

Weekly Sunday Recrap

And it was looking so good. Juan Nicasio was incredible, striking out a personal high and a Rockies season high 10. The offense, while again not explosive, came through with enough timely hits to take the lead into the late innings.

It couldn't have been set up more perfectly to end this dreadful Sunday losing streak. And then Rex Brothers, the pitcher who has been untouchable for the past month, couldn't get anyone out. And then Matt Belisle, the pitcher who's been so good at cleaning up messes for two seasons, couldn't clean this one up.

Next thing you know...

Padres 8, Rockies 3 (boxscore)

Three positives

1. Juan Nicasio: Nevermind everything I previously wrote about Nicasio eventually becoming a late inning reliever. He's a starter now. He's going to be a starter for a long time to come. He had amazing stuff here. Don't care who it came against or what park it was in, it was fantastic.