Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Lineup Card: Rockies vs Pirates 7-17-12

Monday's Recap: Embracing The Drama


Colorado Rockies (35-54)
  1. Eric Young Jr. (RF)
  2. Marco Scutaro (2B)
  3. Dexter Fowler (CF)
  4. Carlos Gonzalez (LF)
  5. Michael Cuddyer (1B)
  6. Jordan Pacheco (3B)
  7. Wilin Rosario (C)
  8. Josh Rutledge (SS)
  9. Christian Friedrich (P)
Alright, well, now we have Dexter Fowler hitting third, and I must say I'm a lot more intrigued by this move than I was hitting Pacheco third. I mean, ultimately I think that's the spot Carlos Gonzalez should hit because he's the best hitter on the team, but there's no doubt Fowler has been the next best hitter (and provides more pop than Pacheco) pretty much all season, so I can actually see this arrangement sticking awhile.  

More roster moves... Jonathan Herrera (shoulder) and Chris Nelson (irregular heartbeat) hit the DL today. We wish them both speedy recoveries (especially Nelson). On the way up are infielder D.J. LeMahieu (who played respectably in his earlier stint) and outfielder Andrew Brown (who is hitting extremely well in AAA). Brown should fill the right-handed bat off the bench role and draw a handful of starts. 

Pittsburgh Pirates (49-40)
  1. Alex Presley (LF)
  2. Drew Sutton (RF)
  3. Andrew McCutchen (CF)
  4. Casey McGehee (1B)
  5. Neil Walker (2B)
  6. Pedro Alvarez (3B)
  7. Michael McKenry (C)
  8. Clint Barmes (SS)
  9. Erik Bedard (P)
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