Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Lineup Card: Rockies vs Padres 4-18-12

Colorado Rockies (5-6)

  1. Marco Scutaro (SS)
  2. Dexter Fowler (CF)
  3. Carlos Gonzalez (LF)
  4. Michael Cuddyer (RF)
  5. Todd Helton (1B)
  6. Wilin Rosario (C)
  7. Chris Nelson (3B)
  8. Jonathan Herrera (2B)
  9. Juan Nicasio (P)
To the surprise of very few, Troy Tulowitzki gets the night off. 

People have been calling for that dating back as far as Saturday, but last night's two errors and the non-effort to run out a groundball — controversial or not, just run — sealed the deal. Now he has two full days to clear his mind, rest his hip, or whatever it is he needs to do to get back on track. 

To replace Tulo, Marco Scutaro, a shortstop by trade, slides over to his more comfortable position while Jonathan Herrera — coming off three hits on Sunday — will try to continue being a professional pain in the opponent's ass. 

It's also worth noting that Wilin Rosario receives another start behind the plate. We understand Ramon Hernandez tweaked a hand during his final at-bat on Monday, which is a contributor in this decision, but Rosario more than earn the opportunity with his performance last night. I'm looking forward to seeing how he builds on that. 

San Diego Padres (3-9)
  1. Will Venable (CF)
  2. Chris Denorfia (RF)
  3. Chase Headley (3B)
  4. Jesus Guzman (LF)
  5. Yonder Alonso (1B)
  6. Nick Hundley (C)
  7. Jason Bartlett (SS)
  8. Orlando Hudson (2B)
  9. Clayton Richard (P)
What They're Saying About Jamie Moyer's win

— Last Night's Recap: Jamie Moyer Earns His Place In The History Book

— Michelle Hoag over at Rox Pile

— David Martin from Rockies Review

— Andrew Fisher from Purple Row

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