Line-Up vs Dodgers

It’s never too early in the season to make up some ground on your NL West leader, and the Rockies have just the chance tonight as they begin a 3 game series against the Dodgers. The Dodgers, who are 16-6 so far this season, are coming off a three game sweep of the Nationals and have the best record in the MLB.

Herrera is in the line-up today, playing third and batting second, Dex has been dropped back down to eighth. Colvin is also in the line-up.

Scutaro
Herrera
Gonzalez
Tulowitzki
Helton
Hernanez
Colvin
Fowler
Nicasio

First pitch: 6:40 PM


IN GAME CHAT (just click play to chat during game)

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rockymountainhigh
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rockymountainhigh
8 years ago

If the Rox will stop swinging at chase pitches and be more patient they will be successful. See what the Mets did…. (several 0-2 counts but patience got them back into the count and then swung at balls over the plate). I’m getting so worked up for tomorrow’s game with Ted Lilly on the mound. All he does is throw big sliders over the plate and we didn’t do a thing the last time we saw him. Show me that… Read more »

Bill
Bill
8 years ago

RMH is usually more negative than I am but I agree. If we don’t win tonight we might get swept.

rockymountainhigh
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rockymountainhigh
8 years ago

This man in blue is an a hole when he gives Harang borderline calls but for Nicasio. Sorry Ed the ump got to get this off my chest.

rockymountainhigh
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rockymountainhigh
8 years ago

but not for Nicasio.

rockymountainhigh
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rockymountainhigh
8 years ago

Wow does Laz Diaz read this blog between innings? Now Nicasio is starting to get calls his way.

MountainTimeZoneMan
MountainTimeZoneMan
8 years ago

It strongly appears the former Los Angeles Dodgers’ ownership group led by Peter O’Malley is likely to purchase the San Diego Padres, ending a number of years of poor and often regularly disjointed and adrift Padres ownership. One would think the O’Malley ownership group would change the direction of the Padres in some profound ways, investing and spending plenty of money on scouting and the minor leagues so as to turn the Padres into serious contenders in the next few… Read more »

EdtheUmp
EdtheUmp
8 years ago

Let’s see what happens in the near future before we start delegating the Rockies to the bottom of the division standings.
Looks like you are trying to “stir up” controvesy when there is nothing there.

ProgMatinee
ProgMatinee
8 years ago

What concerns me more than really anything you mention, is that most of the other teams in our division have signed TV contracts after a recent surge in value. The Rox are tied up with Root/FSN for what might be a bargain basement price, and I think it lasts until 2020 or so. I’ve been unable to find anything concrete on their current deal, so I’m sorta talking out of place, but the fact that I can’t find anything is… Read more »

Mike Raysfan
Mike Raysfan
8 years ago

ahhh the Padres were a serious contender and you need not look that far back. They “owned” the NL West until their very last game of that season.

Jaredean
Jaredean
8 years ago

Hey Ed, come chat with us above!

rockymountainhigh
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rockymountainhigh
8 years ago

I hope Esmil Rogers will take off as a RP. That was an MVP moment ;he should be #1 on the top ten plays.

trip
trip
8 years ago

Rogers started the season great guns. hit a rough spot, but he has looked again his last two outings.

I agree with you, I like Rogers in the BP a whole lot better than as a starter.

trip
trip
8 years ago

kudos to MMJT for his handling of the bullpen during the 7th inning.

And HUGE kudos to the bullpen for what they did during the 7th inning.

TJinPhoenix
TJinPhoenix
8 years ago
Reply to  trip

agreed! That was the key to the win!

Agbayani
Agbayani
8 years ago

Hey, how about that bullpen! (Of course, Rogers walked the bases full, then Kemp and Ethier helped out by swinging at balls out of the zone from Rogers and Brothers, and then Escalona fell behind with the bases loaded too, but let’s not get picky here) Well played game overall. Even Fowler heading home was the right call, just nicely played by the Dodgers (relay/block of plate). I would’ve stuck with Brothers instead of going to Escalona, but I can’t… Read more »

ProgMatinee
ProgMatinee
8 years ago

I didn’t watch the game, so they won!

rockymountainhigh
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rockymountainhigh
8 years ago
Reply to  ProgMatinee

Then don’t watch the game tomorrow especially with Chacin pitching. Any superstition to help us out!

jaredean
jaredean
8 years ago

Way to sacrifice Prog for the good of the team RMH!!! 🙂

Bill
Bill
8 years ago

I think Lance Diaz was an equal opportunity ump. Got the balls strike calls wrong for both teams. But I’ll give him credit. He correctly got the calls at home right. I know the Rockies somehow got out of the 7th without damage and kudos to the three pitchers who did the job. But I think that Jim Tracy deserves none of the credit. There was no way that Nicasio should have started the 7th inning. He barely got out… Read more »

GARY
GARY
8 years ago

Start EY,Jonny,and Dex and bunt-bunt-bunt that big hook instead of swinging for the fences!Let EY run wild on that slow hook and balls in the dirt.Just a thought since nothing else has worked.

Pooter
Pooter
8 years ago
Reply to  GARY

I agree! EYJ needs a start, his swing is getting a little rusty.

Miketober
Miketober
8 years ago
Reply to  GARY

I’d be okay with starting EY. Nobody else can hit Lilly so why not? Slide CarGo to CF and play EY in left.
I think you need Cuddy, CarGo, and Scutero in there.
I might even start Giambi. Something tells me he might deposit Lilly’s crap in the seats.

jaredean
jaredean
8 years ago
Reply to  Miketober

that made me laugh MikeT…

Agbayani
Agbayani
8 years ago

Miketober, I’ll second that Giambi vs. Lilly idea. Soft tossers tend to kill this club, so if you’re going to be resting guys in anticipation of the day game after a night game, tonight’s the night to give some guys like Giambi a shot. Rogers and Brothers are kind of tantalizing as setup guys. Both have that swing-and-miss power stuff, and Rogers is throwing harder than ever now as a reliever. Let’s see if they can keep this going. Escalona?… Read more »

Pooter
Pooter
8 years ago

This would be my lineup for tonights game:

EYJ 2B
Fowler CF
Cargo LF
Tulo SS
Cuddyer RF
Giambi 1B
Rosario C
Herrera 3B

But I know it won’t happen…..

Miketober
Miketober
8 years ago
Reply to  Pooter

I like it Pooter, with a couple of tweaks. Scutero is a tough out, which we will need against Lilly. So I’d take Dex (and his big strike-out swing) out and play Scutero at 2B and EY in the OF.
Second, any time Giambi is in the line-up he should bat cleanup.

jaredean
jaredean
8 years ago
Reply to  Miketober

wow, Sunday line-up for a Tuesday – i like it…

Pooter
Pooter
8 years ago
Reply to  Miketober

I totally agree with you on Giambi batting cleanup!

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