Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Looking Ahead: But Not Too Far Ahead

Have to focus on this big game at home before the big trip to San Francisco and beyond.

Greg Smith vs. Kris Benson

Hello, Greg Smith, you're now the #3 starter. That happened fast, didn't it? No pressure or anything, you just might need to go more than 5-6 innings these next few starts while we wait for everyone to get well again, or at least until we know what Rogers and Chacin are capable of.

It's possible they settle right in quickly, taking a lot of the pressure off you, but, for now, let's try to target that 7th inning.

Kris Benson on the mound for Arizona.

He's no Dan Haren. Heck, he's no Edwin Jackson, either. I would be extremely shocked if the Rockies don't pound him into the ground by the 4th inning. And even more so disappointed if they don't find a way to win the game. Gotta have it!

My Lineup Card

2B Young Jr.
CF Fowler
1B Helton
SS Tulowitzki
RF Gonzalez
3B Stewart
LF Smith
C Phillips
P Smith

No sense changing much from last night. Sorry, Barmy.


Rockies 4, Diamondbacks 1

Greg Smith: 8 IP, 0 ER, 5 H, 5 K

Yes please to that.

Dexter Fowler: 3-for-5, 2 R.

Instant offense.

Troy Tulowitzki: 3-for-4, 2 RBI

Spits on days off.