Saturday, April 14, 2012

Lineup Card: Rockies vs D-Backs 4-14-12

Colorado Rockies (3-4)

  1. Marco Scutaro (2B)
  2. Dexter Fowler (CF)
  3. Troy Tulowitzki (SS)
  4. Todd Helton (1B)
  5. Michael Cuddyer (RF)
  6. Tyler Colvin (LF)
  7. Ramon Hernandez (C)
  8. Jordan Pacheco (3B)
  9. Jhoulys Chacin (P)
Wouldn't it be nice if the Rockies could build off yesterday's win, lock this series up early, start their first winning streak of the year, get back to .500 and allow Rockies fans to be to be happy campers for longer than 24 hours?

Yes, yes it would.

But they'll have to do it without Carlos Gonzalez, who sits with what we can now confirm as strep throat. He's unlikely to be available as a pinch-hitter this evening, and his availability going forward will be determined on a day-to-day basis. Chris Nelson also sits tonight for just the second time this season. Tyler Colvin and Jordan Pacheco are the additions.

— The Rockies reinstated Charlie Blackmon from the DL and then immediately optioned him to Colorado Springs where he'll work to get back in shape and then wait for a roster spot to open up. If the first seven games are any indication, however, he may be waiting awhile.

Arizona Diamondbacks (5-2)
  1. Ryan Roberts (3B)
  2. Gerardo Parra (LF)
  3. Justin Upton (RF)
  4. Miguel Montero (C)
  5. Chris Young (CF)
  6. Lyle Overbay (1B)
  7. Aaron Hill (2B)
  8. John McDonald (SS)
  9. Josh Collmenter (P)
This is Arizona's eighth different lineup in eight games, so apparently Kirk Gibson doesn't mind tinkering. And for that matter his players don't mind it either.


— Last Night's Recap: Rockies Resilience On Display In Comeback Win Heaven & Helton