Lineup 4/8/2015 @ Brewers

RWO Rox lineup

For the third straight game the Rockies will roll with the same lineup as the first two games.  Wily Peralta, Milwaukee’s best pitcher in 2014, will oppose Eddie Butler.  Colorado will be hard pressed to keep the offense humming on all cylinders against Peralta.  They will need Butler to mix up his pitches with good command.  Drew Creasman of Purple Row had an excellent article about what to watch for when Butler is on the mound.  Naturally the goal is to stay competitive over six innings, but that is the big question as he has dealt with shoulder fatigue on and off since his debut in 2014.  His most recent fatigue was in late spring so we have yet to see if he has been lengthened out.  Christian Bergman is on the roster for that reason.

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Pooter
Pooter
5 years ago

One of walts problems is he is loyal to a fault. Last year Belisle, now Hawkins. Make the move Walter!

ProgMatinee
ProgMatinee
5 years ago

Kind of hard to blame a guy for allowing some singles that barely go through the infield and a swinging bunt. Wish he had a swing and miss third strike pitch, but I thought Hawk had nice stuff against Braun.

Awesome to see the baby bull embrace his opportunity after just missing a chance to start.

Trip
Trip
5 years ago
Reply to  ProgMatinee

I have to agree Prog. Hawk did what he always does, induce grounders. Tonight they just happened to go through for hits. Way too soon to sit him down.

Bob in Indy
Bob in Indy
5 years ago

I just did the math: Cargo, Tulo, Dickerson, and Nolan are hitting .423 collectively. That’s 22 for 52 with 6 singles, 12 doubles, and 4 homers. That’s good for a .885 slugging percentage. So sabrchip, that means these guys “are on pace for”…oh, forget it. LOL

jaredean
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jaredean
5 years ago
Reply to  Bob in Indy

Bob, that is awesome you busted out that stat…thanks for making me laugh at the end of my long business trip…didn’t get to watch the last two games but have been following along here on my favorite site on the web 🙂 as well as watching highlights…gotta say, i’m happy we are starting strong – but we usually start strong (as has been pointed out) and it is the middle stretch i need to see…didn’t we like lose every game… Read more »

Bob in Indy
Bob in Indy
5 years ago
Reply to  jaredean

It seems like the Rockies, in decent seasons, play well most months but have at least one calendar month where they simply implode and end up down in the standings. And by implode I mean stretches like 2-16, 3-15, etc. Several times I believe it happens right after the All-Star break.

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