Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Lineup Card: Rockies vs Cardinals

As exciting as these last couple games have been, I'd gladly settle for a simple 4-1 win with Huston Street grabbing a 1-2-3 9th inning save.

Who's with me?

Rockies Lineup (45-38)

  • CF Fowler
  • 2B Herrera
  • LF Gonzalez
  • 3B Mora
  • RF Spilborghs
  • C   Iannetta
  • 1B Eldred
  • SS Barmes
  • P   Cook
Eldred?  Say what?  This is actually good news and bad news.  The bad news is Todd Helton needs a stint on the DL.  The good news is the Rockies are actually putting him on the DL so he can attempt to rest up and come back effective.

The timing works out well with the All-Star break coming next week.  That said, I think it's fair to wonder whether the name Todd Helton and the word healthy will ever go together again in the same sentence.  It's sad, but it's clear the toll on his body at this stage is pretty overwhelming.  

Eldred has huge power to all fields.  Decent defender.  An upgrade over Giambi and Mora to be sure.  I'm confident he'll help out a lot more than he hurts during his stint.  

Cardinals Lineup (45-38)
  • 3B Lopez
  • CF Rasmus
  • 1B Pujols
  • LF Holliday
  • RF Jay
  • C   Molina
  • SS Greene
  • P   Garcia
  • 2B Schumaker

Cardinals 6, Rockies 5

WP: Jaime Garcia -- 6 IP, 6 H, 3 ER, 2 BB, 3 K
LP:  Randy Flores -- 1/3 IP, 2 H, 2 ER
S:    Ryan Franklin -- IP, 1 H, 1 K

Aaron Cook -- 6 IP, 5 H, 3 ER, 3 BB, 4 K

Home Runs

STL: Albert Pujols
Col: Miguel Olivo

Player of the Game -- Albert Pujols