Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Lineup Card: Rockies @ Cardinals 7-4-12

Tuesday's Recap: Francis, Colvin Continue Carrying Rockies


Colorado Rockies (31-49)
  1. Dexter Fowler (CF)
  2. Marco Scutaro (2B)
  3. Carlos Gonzalez (LF)
  4. Tyler Colvin (RF)
  5. Todd Helton (1B)
  6. Chris Nelson (3B)
  7. Wil Nieves (C)
  8. Jonathan Herrera (SS)
  9. Jeremy Guthrie (P)
— Tyler Colvin is hitting cleanup for the time this season, which means he's now started at every spot in the order expect for 9th. I think we can rule that out now with interleague play over, but, then again, you know all about Dan O'Dowd and Jim Tracy's radical ideas.

— I would not have minded an outfield of Gonzalez, Fowler and Eric Young today for one reason: Defense doesn't matter with Jeremy Guthrie pitching. You just need guys who can run to the wall quickly.

— Josh Outman was optioned to Double-A Tulsa (according to Tracy Ringolsy) this afternoon. No word yet on if he shoulderblocked Tracy on his way out of the manager's office, but we do know Carlos Torres was recalled to take his spot.

 St. Louis Cardinals (42-39)
  1. Rafael Furcal (SS)
  2. Jon Jay (CF)
  3. Matt Holliday (LF)
  4. Carlos Beltran (RF)
  5. Allen Craig (1B)
  6. Yadier Molina (C)
  7. David Freese (3B)
  8. Skip Schumaker (2B)
  9. Adam Wainwright (P)
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