Monday, May 7, 2012

Lineup Card: Rockies @ Padres 5-7-12


Colorado Rockies (12-15)
  1. Marco Scutaro (2B)
  2. Jordan Pacheco (3B) 
  3. Carlos Gonzalez (LF)
  4. Troy Tulowitzki (SS)
  5. Todd Helton (1B)
  6. Michael Cuddyer (RF)
  7. Ramon Hernandez (C)
  8. Dexter Fowler (CF)
  9. Drew Pomeranz (P)
- Jordan Pacheco gets his first start since being recalled on Saturday. I guess we'll see if any improvement has been made defensively at the hot corner.

- Phil Rosenthal speculated on a Rockies coaching shakeup in his Monday column after this past weekend's disaster series against Atlanta. It's a short blurb and very likely meaningless (at least for the near future), but hey, at least the national media is acknowledging the Rockies exist, and maybe the negative attention will be enough to cause some stir.

Just don't hold your breath on that one. Link: Fox Sports

- Troy Renck also has a quick blog on the Rockies adding Alex White and Christian Friedrich to their rotation in San Diego (Link: Denver Post) and another updating Jhoulys Chacin's status (Link: Denver Post).

San Diego Padres (9-20)
  1. Chris Denorfia (RF)
  2. Cameron Maybin (CF)
  3. Chase Headley (3B)
  4. Jesus Guzman (LF)
  5. Yonder Alonso (1B)
  6. Nick Hundley (C)
  7. Orlando Hudson (2B)
  8. Jason Bartlett (SS)
  9. Edinson Volzquez (P)
Despite their rotation turmoil and an offense that is likely to be less effective on the road, the Rockies SHOULD win this series. They also kind of have to, because they will also be visiting Los Angeles and San Francisco on this road trip.

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