Potential Spoiler Series Starts Tonight

According to Patrick Saunders, Jim Tracy isn’t very happy with Wilin Rosario:

If you missed it, Rosario had an horrible game Sunday afternoon in Philly.  He let four balls pass him by, two in the ninth inning alone.  He sat out the 2nd game of the doubleheader, by design, but tonight’s benchwork does go against the grain and it is good to see.

The Rockies return home for a 3-game series against the San Francisco Giants at Coors Field.  This is a brief stop at home for the Rox, as the club will travel back on the road to begin a 7-game road trip following this 3-game set.  The Rockies are currently in a stretch during which the club will play 14-of-17 games on the road from 9/3-20 (1-6).  Colorado has just 10 home games remaining in 2012.  Additionally, the Rockies off day on Thursday will be the club’s only in the month of September, and the last off day the Rockies have this season.  Colorado is coming off a 7-game road trip at ATL (1-3, 9/3-6) and at PHI (0-3, 9/7-9).  Colorado finished the road trip by playing a day-night doubleheader yesterday at PHI.  The Rox were swept in the double-dip, losing game one 3-2 and game-two 7-4.  The Rockies are now 1-1-1 in doubleheaders this season.  The Rockies have lost 5-straight games, though the club has surrendered just 9 earned runs (15 runs total, 1.98 ERA) over the five games of the losing streak.  Colorado has gone 9-4 in their last 13 home games since 8/13.

• 23-year-old right-hander Alex White will make his 19th start of the season for Colorado tonight.  This will be White’s fourth career start against the Giants, against whom he is 0-2 with a 7.90 ERA (13.2 ip, 12 er) in his three previous starts.

• Right-hander Ryan Vogelsong will make his 27th start of 2012 for the Giants tonight.  This will be his 12th career game/7th start against the Rockies, against whom he is 5-0 with a 2.22 ERA (48.2 ip, 12 er).

VS. GIANTS: This series represents the fifth of six series between the two teams this season.  The Rockies will finish their season series against the Giants with a 4-gamer at AT&T Park 9/17-20.  The Rockies are just 1-5 in six home games vs. SF so far in 2012, and the Giants are 8-3 vs. COL this season.  The Rockies are looking for their first series win against the Giants since sweeping a 2-game set at Coors Field 5/16-17/11.

ROCKIES LINEUP GIANTS LINEUP
2. Josh Rutledge (R) SS 2. Marco Scutaro (R) 2B
3. Carlos Gonzalez (L) LF 3. Pablo Sandoval (S) 3B
4. Jordan Pacheco (R) 1B 4. Buster Posey (R) C
5. Ramon Hernandez (R) C 5. Hunter Pence (R) RF
6. Chris Nelson (R) 3B 6. Brandon Belt (L) 1B
7. Charlie Blackmon (L) RF 7. Gregor Blanco (L) LF
8. DJ LeMahieu (R) 2B 8. Brandon Crawford (L) SS
9. Alex White (R) P 9. Ryan Vogelsong (R) P

IN GAME CHAT

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jaredean
jaredean
8 years ago

Troy Renck also tweeted something pretty funny…

“Scutaro has said would like to return to Rockies. But w Rutledge, LeMahieu there, I can’t see it happening. Scutaro said when traded that he would like to return As said when Scutaro traded, he’s a gamer. His skills also amplified on winning team. Becomes vital complementary player.”

The Giants are 20-8 when he starts in the two-hole and he is .327 | .352 | .442 with the Giants…

jaredean
jaredean
8 years ago
Reply to  jaredean

Maybe Coors got into his head too? 🙂

Rocky Mountain High
Rocky Mountain High
8 years ago
Reply to  jaredean

Scoot just got light-headed from lack of oxygen up in the mountains. That explains why he had three or four boneheaded plays at 2B.

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