Drew Pomeranz will be pushing his agenda towards the fifth spot in the rotation, and what better way then to have a few shutdown innings against the “potent” Giants lineup. Missing from the lineup is Nolan Arenado, who has many guessing he will be on the opening day roster with his minor hitting struggles seemingly behind him after going 3-for-4 on Tuesday in the DH role. The drawback to having him on the opening day roster is the “service time rules”, which basically boils down to the fact that if he does start the season on the roster, then the Rockies only hold onto him through 2018. But, if the team waits to bring him up a mere 3 weeks later, they will hold onto exclusive rights through 2019, giving them a whole year of Arenado when he will be “in his prime”. Vote below for your choice on where Arenado should start.
Here is the rest of the lineup for tonight’s game against the Giants:
ROX LINEUP (8:05 PM)