Friday, July 13, 2012

Lineup Card: Rockies vs Phillies 7-13-12

The 2nd half is upon us. 

The Rockies have 77 games remaining.

Can we stomach it?

How many Colorado Rockies players/coaches will survive it?

When will we see Nolan Arenado?

Will Tyler Colvin continue pushing Todd Helton out of the picture?

I have no guaranteed answers to any of those questions... BUT... I do have tonight's lineups and roster moves!

Colorado Rockies (33-52)
  1. Dexter Fowler (CF)
  2. Marco Scutaro (2B)
  3. Carlos Gonzalez (LF)
  4. Ramon Hernandez (C)
  5. Michael Cuddyer (1B)
  6. Tyler Colvin (RF)
  7. Jordan Pacheco (3B)
  8. Josh Rutledge (SS)
  9. Christian Friedrich (P)
Roster moves galore out the break. First of all, Todd Helton hits the DL with his hip injury, So yes, that will open things up for Tyler Colvin for the time being. It's also a DL situation for Wil Nieves, who's apparently suffering from turf toe. That's never fun. And Tyler Chatwood was optioned to Double-A Tulsa to make a start this weekend. 

Coming up: Prospect Josh Rutledge, who you see in the lineup, is the move for Helton. Assuming he sticks (and he should once Marco Scutaro is moved), he will start seeing extensive time at second base since that's where his Rockies future will be. Ramon Hernandez is also back, as you can see by him hitting CLEAN UP tonight. Alright then. And we also welcome right-hander reliever Mike Ekstrom. 


Philadelphia Phillies (37-50)
  1. Jimmy Rollins (SS)
  2. Shane Victorino (CF)
  3. Chase Utley (2B)
  4. Ryan Howard (1B)
  5. Carlos Ruiz (C)
  6. Hunter Pence (RF)
  7. Placido Polanco (3B)
  8. John Mayberry (LF)
  9. Cliff Lee (P)
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