Sunday, June 13, 2010

Lineup Card: Rockies vs. Blue Jays

This one just has an empty the bullpen type feel going into it.

Jesse Litsch: Making his first ML start in over a year after Tommy John Surgery.

Jeff Francis:  A little off his game the last couple starts.  If that issue isn't solved today, against a mostly right-handed power hitting club, he could be in line for a short opening.

Not to mention two offenses that seem destined to break out sometime soon.

Rockies Lineup (2-0)

  • SS Herrera 
  • 1B Helton
  • CF Gonzalez
  • RF Hawpe
  • LF Spilborghs
  • 3B Stewart
  • C   Iannetta
  • 2B Barmes
  • P   Francis
So Ryan Spilborghs is now on the plus side of the platoon with Seth Smith.  Nothing wrong with that.  It gives Jim Tracy his best pinch-hitting option back in the late innings and allows Spilborghs to build up the ABs.

Blue Jays Lineup (34-29)
  • RF Bautista
  • 2B Hill
  • LF Lind
  • CF Wells
  • SS Gonzalez
  • 1B Overbay
  • C  Buck
  • 3B Encarnacion
  • P   Litsch


Rockies 8, Blue Jays 5

WP: Jeff Francis -- 5 IP, 9 H, 3 ER, 1 K
LP: Jesse Litsch -- 5 IP, 8 H, 6 ER, 3 K
S:   Manny Corpas -- IP, 1 K

Home Runs

Tor: None
Col: Brad Hawpe, Chris Iannetta, Seth Smith

Player of the Game -- Brad Hawpe