Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Lineup Card: Rockies vs A's 6-12-12


Colorado Rockies (24-35)
  1. Tyler Colvin (CF)
  2. Marco Scutaro (SS)
  3. Carlos Gonzalez (LF)
  4. Michael Cuddyer (RF)
  5. Todd Helton (1B)
  6. Jordan Pacheco (3B)
  7. Chris Nelson (2B)
  8. Wil Nieves (C)
  9. Jeremy Guthrie (P)
So many things here... like Tyler Colvin starting again in CF. I'm as big a Colvin supporter as you'll find, but Dexter Fowler has been the Rockies second best player for around six weeks. Seriously, I'm all for finding Colvin at-bats, but Fowler should never be out of the lineup for more than one game. And Colvin should be down the lineup a bit hitting 6th or 7th where he can inflict more damage. . 

It would really help if Cuddyer was able to play second or third like he has in the past for Minnesota (at least until Tulo comes back). That would open up right for Colvin, which he'd be better suited for than center and lengthens the lineup. But we'll have to settle for Chris Nelson tonight... and Wil Nieves. 

Also, Jeremy Guthrie is pitching. Buckle your seat belts. 

Oakland Athletics (28-35)
  1. Jemile Weeks (2B)
  2. Coco Crisp (CF)
  3. Josh Reddick (RF)
  4. Seth Smtih (LF)
  5. Brandon Inge (3B)
  6. Brandon Moss (1B)
  7. Kurt Suzuki (C)
  8. Cliff Pennington (SS)
  9. Bartolo Colon (P)
No Yoenis Cespedes (hamstring) today, so Guthrie may be spared from a 500 foot homer. That said, I'm penciling in Seth Smith for three hits with at least one home run in his return to Denver. I think Josh Reddick will hit the longest home run for Oakland. 

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