Thursday, April 7, 2011

Lineup Card: 4-7-11 Rockies @ Pirates

If you're looking for Rockies game lineups and you don't feel like searching all over Twitter or waiting for to post them, check back to Heaven & Helton about 60-90 minutes before first pitch and they should be here waiting for you.  

I'm sure there will be as much or more energy in PNC Park today as you'll see as season, but I wouldn't be surprised if both teams look a little lethargic. Pittsburgh had a shorter flight and earlier start time yesterday at St. Louis. If they're going to have an advantage at any point during the series, today would be the day.

Colorado Rockies (3-1)
  1. CF Dexter Fowler
  2. RF Ryan Spilborghs
  3. LF Carlos Gonzalez
  4. SS Troy Tulowitzki
  5. 2B Jose Lopez
  6. 1B Todd Helton
  7. 3B Ty Wigginton
  8. C   Chris Iannetta
  9. P    Esmil Rogers
Given the travels I figured today would be the day Todd Helton gets his first breather. I know Jim Tracy vowed, promised and guaranteed he'd use Helton smarter this season, but seeing him penciled in the lineup today already makes me question that. 

Pittsburgh Pirates (4-2)
  1. LF Jose Tabata
  2. 2B Neil Walker
  3. CF Andrew McCutchen
  4. 1B Lyle Overbay
  5. 3B Pedro Alvarez
  6. C   Ryan Doumit
  7. RF Garrett Jones
  8. SS Ronny Cedeno
  9. P   Paul Maholm
Andrew McCutchen and Pedro Alvarez are the guys you can't let beat you. Plain and simple.