Monday, July 16, 2012

Lineup Card: Rockies vs Pirates 7-16-12

Weekend Recaps

Friday: Rockies Rookies Roll Over Phillies
Saturday: Rockies Gonna Rockie
Sunday Snoozer


Colorado Rockies (34-54)
  1. Dexter Fowler (CF)
  2. Marco Scutaro (2B)
  3. Jordan Pacheco (3B)
  4. Carlos Gonzalez (LF)
  5. Michael Cuddyer (1B)
  6. Tyler Colvin (RF)
  7. Wilin Rosario (C)
  8. Josh Rutledge (SS)
  9. Jeff Francis (P)
Well, Jim Tracy is trying something new again with Jordan Pacheco hitting third and Carlos Gonzalez slipping down to clean up. I give this experiment three games.

In other news, Juan Nicasio is out for the season after undergoing microfracture surgery under his left kneecap to remove bonechips. Nothing but bad luck for him over the last 12 months. 

Pittsburgh Pirates (49-39)
  1. Alex Presley (LF)
  2. Josh Harrison (RF)
  3. Andrew McCutchen (CF)
  4. Casey McGehee (1B)
  5. Neil Walker (2B)
  6. Pedro Alvarez (3B)
  7. Rod Barajas (C)
  8. Clint Barmes (SS)
  9. Jeff Karstens (P)
Andrew McCutchen is still my favorite non-Rockie in baseball and there's not a close second right now. He was just named National League Player of the Week, he's the hottest hitter in baseball since early May, and if MVP votes were tallied this evening, he'd probably win it. He's been that damn good, and if his tear continues against the Rockies this will be a difficult series to win.

Pedro Alvarez has been a Rockies killer before. He also comes to town swinging a hot bat lately, so this really could be a long week. 

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