The equinox is upon us, and the baseball season is winding down too as the Colorado Rockies match-up with the Arizona Diamondbacks one last time in 2013, this afternoon at 2:10 pm MDT at Coors Field in Denver. Juan Nicasio (8-8, 4.98) will take the mound for Colorado with an outside chance at 10 wins behind a strong performance today and a final start next Sunday in Los Angeles. He’ll have his work cut-out for him as his teammates search for a solution to left-hander Patrick Corbin (14-7, 3.17).
Corbin has made two starts against the Rockies in 2013. On May 20 he held them to 1 run on 3 hits in Denver, striking-out 10 in a complete game. He only lasted 8 innings on July 7 in Phoenix, but again held Colorado to a run on three hits and struck-out 10. Corbin had a rough go of it in his last start, allowing 6 runs on 7 hits in only 2 innings Tuesday in a 9-3 Arizona loss to the Dodgers. Not to worry, Nicasio was pretty stinky on Tuesday as well, giving-up 8 runs on 8 hits in 2-2/3 frames as the Rockies fell to St Louis.
Big Money Michael Cuddyer returns to the Colorado lineup in right-field, now in a chase after former Diamondback Chris Johnson of the Atlanta Braves for the National League Batting Championship. Nolan Arenado is back at 3rd base and Yorvit Torrealba is catching Nicasio. AJ Pollock will hit 2nd in center-field for Arizona. Aaron Hill hits cleanup for Martin Prado, who takes a rest along with Didi Gregorius. Chris Owings is at short.
It’s a mostly cloudy Sunday afternoon in the Mile High City. Game time temperature will be 75° with an 8 MPH wind blowing out to right field and 33% relative humidity. The Clown Show’s in its final series of episodes on ROoT. KOA’s got the radio with the Broncos up for Monday Night Football.
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