Monday, April 30, 2012

Lineup Card: Rockies vs Dodgers 4-30-12


Colorado Rockies (10-11)
  1. Marco Scutaro (2B)
  2. Jonathan Herrera (3B)
  3. Carlos Gonzalez (LF)
  4. Troy Tulowitzki (SS)
  5. Todd Helton (1B)
  6. Ramon Hernandez (C)
  7. Tyler Colvin (RF)
  8. Dexter Fowler (CF)
  9. Juan Nicasio (P)
Michael Cuddyer catches a breather tonight with Tyler Colvin getting a start in RF. Not sure if this is at all connected to Cuddyer to banging his foot against the right field wall yesterday or just a routine day off/chance to get Colvin in the lineup.

Ramon Hernandez moves up one spot to fill Cuddyer's hitting shoes while Jonathan Herrara and Dexter Fowler are once again hitting 2nd and 8th respectively.  

Los Angeles Dodgers (16-6)
  1. Dee Gordon (SS)
  2. Mark Ellis (2B)
  3. Matt Kemp (CF)
  4. Andre Ethier (RF)
  5. James Loney (1B)
  6. Juan Uribe (3B)
  7. Tony Gwynn Jr. (LF)
  8. A.J. Ellis (C) 
  9. Aaron Harang (P)
Los Angeles is the hottest team in the National League having just swept the next hottest team (Washington) over the weekend. Needless to say these next three games are going to be challenging and will require the Rockies to play near perfect baseball. Or as I sometimes like to say, "nine innings or no chance".

I would also advise Juan Nicasio to keep Dee Gordon off the bases ahead of Kemp and Ethier, and to be the first Rockies pitcher to make A.J. Ellis look like A.J. Ellis at the plate instead of Buster Posey.

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