Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Lineup Card: Rockies @ Mets

The Rockies need to add a 5th component to their winning on the road formula.
  1. Superstars
  2. Starting Pitching
  3. Defense
  4. Role Players
  5. Survival Mode
Because some nights you'll only get one or two of the top four to go your way, so you have to find creative ways to score more runs or peace together better pitching just to survive.

This team needs to play like losing tonight's game ends their season.  Of course the circumstances aren't that dire right now, but continually laying eggs on the road will get you in that position a lot sooner than you need to be.

Survival Mode

Rockies Lineup (58-54)
  1. CF  Fowler
  2. 1B  Helton
  3. LF  Gonzalez
  4. SS  Tulowitzki
  5. 3B  Mora
  6. RF  Spilborghs
  7. C    Iannetta
  8. 2B  Barmes
  9. P    Francis
It's too bad the Rockies never had a good alternative on the roster to replace a slumping Clint Barmes.  Oh... right... my bad.  

Mets Lineup (56-56)
  1. SS  Reyes
  2. LF  Pagan
  3. 3B  Wright
  4. CF  Beltran
  5. 1B  Hessman
  6. RF  Francoeur
  7. C    Blanco
  8. 2B  Castillo
  9. P    Niese
Jon Niese not John Maine pitching for the Mets tonight.  I had that all backwards last night.  I still think it's a fairly even matchup and I still expect a low scoring game.