Monday, August 6, 2012

Lineup Card: Rockies @ Dodgers 8-6-12

The news from the Colorado clubhouse is not good again today. Todd Helton has been diagnosed with a torn labrum in his right hip and will be forced to undergo season-ending surgery on Friday.

The recovery time is estimated to be six months, which would allow Helton to be ready for spring training. He plans on being there, of course, because he's Todd Helton and we would expect nothing less from him. 

You can read more from the Denver Post

There's plenty of reason to wonder if Helton will be able to bounce back from an injury and operation of this nature at this stage of his career/life, but until I hear Helton himself say he can't or won't be there, I'm 100% confident he will be.

Get well, #17.


Colorado Rockies (38-68)
  1. Eric Young Jr. (RF)
  2. Dexter Fowler (CF)
  3. Jordan Pacheco (3B)
  4. Carlos Gonzalez (LF)
  5. Ramon Hernandez (C)
  6. Matt McBride (1B)
  7. Chris Nelson (2B)
  8. Jonathan Herrera (SS)
  9. Drew Pomeranz (P)
Get ready for two months worth of spring training lineups. These will not be pretty at all.

Los Angeles Dodgers (59-50)
  1. Shane Victorino (LF)
  2. Mark Ellis (2B)
  3. Matt Kemp (CF)
  4. Hanley Ramirez (SS)
  5. Juan Rivera (1B)
  6. Jerry Sands (RF)
  7. Luis Cruz (3B)
  8. A.J. Ellis (C)
  9. Chris Capuano (P)
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I laughed. I cried. I laughed again until I cried. 

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