Friday, August 12, 2011

Lineup Card: 8-12-11 Rockies @ Cardinals

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 30-60 minutes before first pitch. They should be here waiting for you every night game and some afternoon games. 

Roster Moves
  • Jason Giambi activated from the DL.
  • Huston Street placed on the DL retroactive to Monday

Yesterday's Recrap: Chacin in ace form, Rockies lose anyway

Colorado Rockies (55-64) 
  1. CF Dexter Fowler
  2. 2B Mark Ellis
  3. RF Carlos Gonzalez
  4. SS Troy Tulowitzki
  5. 1B Todd Helton
  6. LF Seth Smith
  7. 3B Chris Nelson
  8. C   Chris Iannetta
  9. P    Aaron Cook
St. Louis Cardinals (63-55)
  1. SS Rafael Furcal
  2. CF Jon Jay
  3. 1B Albert Pujols
  4. LF Matt Holliday
  5. RF Lance Berkman
  6. 3B David Freese
  7. C   Yadier Molina
  8. 2B Skip Schumaker
  9. P   Kyle Lohse

Day Game Recrap: Chacin in ace form, Rockies lose anyway

Another day game. 

Another chance to win a series. 

Another predictable result. 

And then I predictably say this: The Colorado Rockies always find a way to offset their positives and minimize their success. That's how this team will be defined in the history books. 

Reds 2, Rockies 1 (boxscore)

At least we saw a return to ace form for Jhoulys Chacin this afternoon. On the heels of Kevin Millwood's more than professional performance on Wednesday, Jhoulys was even better throwing an eight inning complete game where he struck out nine, walked three, allowed six hits and two earned runs.

And took the loss. Just like Millwood.

I really liked what I saw here though. Like both starts against Philadelphia, Chacin took the game over from the mound and pitched determined and focused. When that happens, he's special. Really special. Look around at every ace in the game right now. How many of them could determine to Chacin's level at 23?