Dex in Lineup, CarGo Giving the Finger

A day after the Rockies showed Clayton Kershaw he was human, tacking .15 digits to his ERA with the five earned runs, the team will welcome Ricky Nolasco and his 2.20 ERA to Coors.  In this, the second game of the three game series, the team will also welcome back Dexter Fowler to the lineup.  His leg seems to be much better and he is ready to hit the wide expanse of the outfield.

There will be one player on the Dodger’s roster not roaming anything tonight, and that would be Yasiel Puig.  Puig injured his knee after “sliding” into third base last night.  Puig has spent more time on the bench nursing injuries at Coors than on the field.  The last time the Dodgers were in town, back in July, Puig ran into the outfield wall and sat out most of the series then as well. Perhaps he can blame it on the “Coors Effect”, or just plain cluelessness of fundamentals.

In some bad news for the Rockies, Carlos Gonzales is notably missing from the lineup.  It was reported that he would most likely join the team for Monday’s game, and when he went missing from the Labor day lineup, it was thought that he would join the Tuesday hitfest.  But, it is being reported that he woke up Monday morning with his middle finger swollen.  He played Saturday and Sunday for Colorado Springs.  His publicist said that he feared this setback points to the need for surgery, but head trainer Keith Dugger nixed that idea.  Dugger said that surgery isn’t (and hasn’t been) a possibility.

Troy Renck is reporting that:

CarGo is (listed on the lineup card and) available to play defense and run bases tonight. Might be able to hit tomorrow. He is not being shutdown at this point…(he) has changed grip on bat. Finger no longer on knob. It’s an adjustment. He made it clear does not want to be shut down yet.

ROCKIES LINEUP

DODGERS LINEUP

2. DJ LeMahieu (R) 2B 2. Nick Punto (S) SS
3. Troy Tulowitzki (R) SS 3. Adrian Gonzalez (L) 1B
4. Michael Cuddyer (R) RF 4. Michael Young (R) 3B
5. Wilin Rosario (R) C 5. Andre Ethier (L) CF
6. Todd Helton (L) 1B 6. Mark Ellis (R) 2B
7. Nolan Arenado (R) 3B 7. Skip Schumaker (L) RF
8. Charlie Blackmon (L) LF 8. Tim Federowicz (R) C
9. Jhoulys Chacin (R) P 9. Ricky Nolasco (R) P

FIRST PITCH: 6:40 pm
TV: Root | RADIO: 850 KOA
WEATHER: 84°

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roxnsox
roxnsox
7 years ago
Reply to  jaredean

This thing is clearly not going to heal until the off-season, so I see no reason he should try to push through.

robba
robba
7 years ago

The line on Oswalt @ GJ : 5 2/3 innings, 55 pitches (limit), 41 strikes, 0 runs, 3 hits (1 dbl), 1 bb.

RocketMan
RocketMan
7 years ago

Tulo, coming through again when it’s on the line.

roxnsox
roxnsox
7 years ago
Reply to  RocketMan

Bad luck on that one

RocketMan
RocketMan
7 years ago

Sorry, but Brothers just doesn’t seem confident enough to be a closer. Maybe tonight’s a bad example, because he’s trying to be too careful, but when he doesn’t sling it, he just nibbles too much, too many baserunners.

Bill
Bill
7 years ago

Unfriggin believable. That’s what happens when you have a 2nd baseman playing the outfield.

roxnsox
roxnsox
7 years ago
Reply to  Bill

Brought Cargo in for defense an inning too soon!

RocketMan
RocketMan
7 years ago

What a ridiculous joke of a roster.

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