Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Lineup Card: Rockies @ D-Backs

Here we go.  13 games in 13 days to decide the fate of the 2010 Colorado Rockies.  

Standing in the way first are our old rivals from Arizona.  The D-Backs aren't quite the team we expected them to be after 2007, but one look at the lineup below tells you how dangerous they are.  Despite the relatively easy sweep at Coors Field recently, I'm not anticipating Arizona laying down and making things easy here.

Rockies will need good pitching and sustained offense if they want to leave Phoenix in a good position.  I truly believe anything less will leave us frustrated like we were Sunday in LA.

Rockies Lineup (82-67)
  1. CF  Fowler
  2. 2B  Herrera
  3. RF  Gonzalez
  4. SS  Tulowitzki
  5. 3B  Mora
  6. 1B  Helton
  7. LF  Payton
  8. C    Olivo
  9. P     De La Rosa
Tracy playing the experience card again tonight with the Mora-Helton-Payton combo.  I'm not opposed to that based on what we've seen so far from Payton.  Very professional approach with solid results. 

D-Backs Lineup (59-91)
  1. SS  Drew
  2. LF  Roberts
  3. 2B  Johnson
  4. CF  Young
  5. 1B  LaRoches
  6. 3B  Reynolds
  7. C    Montero
  8. RF  Gillespie
  9. P    Saunders