Thursday, June 17, 2010

Lineup Card: Rockies @ Twins

Rockies Lineup (3-2)

  • CF Gonzalez
  • 1B Helton
  • SS Tulowitzki
  • LF Spilborghs
  • C  Olivo
  • 3B Mora
  • RF Hawpe
  • DH Iannetta
  • 2B Barmes
Ubaldo Jimenez.  That is all.  

Iannetta stands out as a head scratcher at first glance.  He's hardly done anything to earn the right to hit for anyone.  Then when you consider the pitching matchp, and the Rockies lack of RH hitters on the bench, you can make sense of it.  That said, maybe a you let Mora DH and get Herrera a day in the field.  Let Herrera hit leadoff.  That could make sense, too.  

I do like Spilborghs hitting cleanup.  

As for Brad Hawpe.  Where's Seth Smith?  At least I feel like he has a shot against left-handers.  

Twins Lineup (38-27)
  • CF Span
  • 2B Tolbert
  • 1B Morneau
  • DH Kubel
  • RF Cuddyer
  • LF Young
  • 3B Valencia
  • SS Punto
  • C  Butera
P Francisco Liriano -- He's good.  Very good.  

No Joe Mauer today.  He's taken a beating behind the plate lately so he gets a day to rest those bumps and bruises.  Also a little surprised we didn't see Jim Thome this season.  I guess the Twins figure why mess with a good thing.  


Rockies 4, Twins 2

WP: Ubaldo Jimenez -- 8 IP, 5 H, 1 ER, 2 BB, 7 K
LP: Francisco Liriano -- 6 IP, 6 H, 2 ER, 0 BB, 6 K
S: Manny Corpas -- IP, 1 H, 1 ER, 1 K

Home Runs

Col: None
Min: Justin Morneau

Player of the Game -- Ubaldo Jimenez