Friday, May 4, 2012

Lineup Card: Rockies vs Braves 5-4-12


Colorado Rockies (12-12)

  1. Marco Scutaro (2B)
  2. Jonathan Herrera (3B)
  3. Carlos Gonzalez (LF)
  4. Troy Tulowitzki (SS)
  5. Todd Helton (1B)
  6. Michael Cuddyer (RF)
  7. Ramon Hernandez (C)
  8. Dexter Fowler (CF)
  9. Guillermo Moscoso (P)
I honestly think Dexter Fowler has done enough of late to earn staying at the top of the order. Apparently Jim Tracy disagrees, as he appears locked in to having Herrera hitting first or second whenever he starts.

Roster Note: Reliever Carlos Torres was recalled this afternoon to take the roster spot of Jhoulys Chacin. His stay is likely to be a brief one as the Rockies need to bring up a starter for Monday night's game in San Diego. 

Atlanta Braves (15-11)
  1. Michael Bourn (CF)
  2. Chipper Jones (3B)
  3. Freddie Freeman (1B)
  4. Brian McCann (C)
  5. Dan Uggla (2B)
  6. Jason Heyward (RF)
  7. Eric Hinske (LF)
  8. Jack Wilson (SS)
  9. Tim Hudson (P)
This is a damn good Braves team that presents just as big a challenge to the Rockies as I felt Los Angeles did earlier in the week. And that might be really good news considering the Rockies have stepped up and played well against their more difficult opponents this season, while too often giving games away to the lesser competition.

We'll see how it plays out tonight. It's also a big night for Guillermo Moscoso. There may be a temporary rotation slot there for his taking if he impresses against a strong lineup. 

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