Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Rock Solid Recap: Your First Coors Field Special of 2012

Rockies 17, Giants 8 (boxscore)

How do you do a game like this justice?

Seriously. It's like I said when trying to write about Juan Nicasio's return start the other night, I don't know that I'm capable of finding the right words to describe what I witnessed play out at Coors Field tonight. 

It was...

How do you say...

Wait a second. I think I got it!

It. Was. Awesome!

Sending Tim Lincecum back to the barber shop in the third inning (his shortest start ever)? Awesome.

Not folding after blowing a 6-0 lead? Awesome.

Trying really hard to get thrown out on the bases... but failing? A little weird, but still awesome.

Scoring 17 runs (on 22 hits) without a single home run? Refreshing. And awesome.

Lineup Card: Rockies vs Giants 4-11-12

Jim Tracy fills out the lineup card. (Rockies on Twitter)
I still think someone should be looking over Jim's shoulder when he fills that out. Apparently the front office doesn't agree me.

Colorado Rockies (1-3)
  1. Marco Scutaro (2B)
  2. Dexter Fowler (CF)
  3. Carlos Gonzalez (LF)
  4. Troy Tulowitzki (SS)
  5. Todd Helton (1B)
  6. Michael Cuddyer (RF)
  7. Ramon Hernandez (C)
  8. Chris Nelson (3B)
  9. Jeremy Guthrie (P)
No surprises here. 1-8 is the same lineup we've seen four times in five games.

San Francisco Giants (1-3)
  1. Angel Pagan (CF)
  2. Melky Cabrera (LF)
  3. Pablo Sandoval (3B)
  4. Aubrey Huff (1B)
  5. Hector Sanchez (C)
  6. Nate Schierholtz (RF)
  7. Brandon Crawford (SS)
  8. Emmanuel Burriss (2B)
  9. Tim Lincecum (P)
Note: Buster Posey was in the Giants original lineup but was scratched late this afternoon because he's dealing with shingles and fatigue. Sounds not fun.


— If you missed it from yesterday, here's the story on Jeremy Guthrie's game of catch with Woody Roseland at Coors Field. Heaven & Helton

— Left-handers Drew Pomeranz, Christian Friedrich and Tyler Matzek were all impressive in minor league starts last night. Greg Stanwood's Pebble Report has all of the details. Purple Row

— For those interested in walk-up music selections, Troy Renck has compiled a list for you. Denver Post

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