Friday, April 13, 2012

Lineup Card: Rockies vs D-Backs 4-13-12

Colorado Rockies (2-4)
  1. Marco Scutaro (2B)
  2. Dexter Fowler (CF)
  3. Carlos Gonzalez (LF)
  4. Troy Tulowitzki (SS)
  5. Todd Helton (1B)
  6. Michael Cuddyer (RF)
  7. Ramon Hernandez (C)
  8. Chris Nelson (3B)
  9. Juan Nicasio (P)
Fifth time we've seen this lineup is seven games, so the pre-written complaints about Jim Tracy tinkering with the lineup remain on hold. Though I obviously wouldn't have minded some tinkering at the expense of Dexter Fowler after yesterday's defensive display, but I certainly didn't expect Tracy to hold him accountable, either, so it's business as usual here. 

Arizona Diamondbacks (5-1)
  1. Willie Bloomquist (SS)
  2. Jason Kubel (LF)
  3. Justin Upton (RF)
  4. Miguel Montero (C)
  5. Chris Young (CF)
  6. Paul Goldschmidt (1B)
  7. Geoff Blum (3B)
  8. Ryan Roberts (2B)
  9. Daniel Hudson (P)
This Arizona squad was relentless in 2011 and is starting off the same way here in 2012. What that means for the Rockies is that they will need to put NINE solid innings together if they hope to start this weekend off on the right note. I'd hate to go as far as to say nine innings or no chance, but if less than nine wasn't good enough to beat Houston or San Francisco, I doubt it'll be enough to beat Arizona.


— Andrew Fisher put together an extensive and well organized preview of the Rockies minor league system over at Purple Row this week. If you have a few moments to check that out by all means get on it. Purple Row

— Delmon Young had a difficult time dealing with the swirling winds at U.S. Cellular Field this afternoon. A really difficult time. MockSession

— Yesterday's Recrap: Heaven & Helton