Monday, July 23, 2012

Lineup Card: Rockies @ D-Backs 7-23-12

Weekend Recaps

Saturday: Kinda fun


Colorado Rockies (36-58)
  1. Dexter Fowler (CF)
  2. Marco Scutaro (2B)
  3. Carlos Gonzalez (LF)
  4. Michael Cuddyer (1B)
  5. Tyler Colvin (RF)
  6. Ramon Hernandez (C)
  7. Josh Rutledge (SS)
  8. D.J. LeMahieu (3B)
  9. Jonathan Sanchez (P)
The most interesting angle going into this game is obviously Jonathan Sanchez's Rockies debut.

With a 75 (or thereabouts) pitch limit going in, I wouldn't expect him to go beyond four innings tonight. He's just not a very efficient pitcher, and seems like an extremely poor fit in this type of system. But who knows, maybe he'll surprise and I'll have nothing but glowing things to say afterward. 

Spoiler: He won't be any worse than Jeremy Guthrie. 

Arizona Diamondbacks (47-48)
  1. Willie Bloomquist (SS)
  2. Aaron Hill (2B)
  3. Jason Kubel (LF)
  4. Paul Goldschmidt (1B)
  5. Justin Upton (RF)
  6. Miguel Montero (C)
  7. Chris Young (CF)
  8. Ryan Roberts (2B)
  9. Ian Kennedy (P)
Jason Kubel — the other Minnesota Twins corner outfielder to jump to the National League West this offseason — had what you'd call a productive weekend. On Saturday, he hit three home runs and drove in six in Arizona's 12-3 win over Houston. On Sunday, he homered again, tripled, and scored twice in their 8-2 win. Going back a little more, he's connected for six homers in seven games since the all-star break and he currently leads to the NL with 71 RBI. 

He's going to be a problem this week, as are all of the other usual Rockies killers — Aaron Hill, Miguel Montero, Ryan Roberts, and so on. 

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