Friday, April 27, 2012

Lineup Card: Rockies vs Mets 4-27-12

In case you missed any details of the Rockies three-games-in-24 hours series in Pittsburgh, we have you covered right here.

Game 1: Rockies Killer B's Kill Rockies
Game 2: Rockies steal the first half of Wednesday's doubleheader
Game 3: And the settle for the predictable doubleheader split


Colorado Rockies (9-9)
  1. Marco Scutaro (2B)
  2. Jonathan Herrera (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)
Oh man. This lineup is going to drive many Rockies bloggers mad, and with some justification I might add.

Fowler, for all of the holes in his swing and the frustrations that go along with them, is a more productive hitter than Herrera. There's a better chance for extra base hits with Fowler, to go along with a few other dynamics he brings at the top of the order that are wasted hitting eighth.

That said, with Herrera, there's a much better chance for good at-bats and productive outs ahead of the Rockies run producers. Jim Tracy is obviously looking for more of those at this point in time, so the change is made and we wait to see how if plays out. 

Personally, I would have given Fowler this homestand to get it all together before making a change such as this, but we know Tracy's patience (especially with Fowler) tends to wear thin. 

New York Mets (11-8)
    1. Kirk Nieuwenhuis (CF)
    2. Ruben Tejada (SS)
    3. Daniel Murphy (2B)
    4. David Wright (3B)
    5. Scott Hairston (LF) 
    6. Lucas Duda (RF) 
    7. Zach Lutz (1B)
    8. Mike Nickeas (C) 
    9. Chris Schwinden (P)
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