What many (ok, RMH) were calling a throw-away for sure loss has turned into an intriguing match-up for the final game in Cincinnati. Johnny Cueto, who was supposed to be on the mound tonight against the struggling Garland, was just scratched and placed on the 15-day DL with lat strains. His replacement, Pedro Villarreal, is a much better proposition for the Rox, although the team can find ways to make even the worst pitchers look like Cy Young candidates at times.
Tonight’s game is the final game of a three-game road series in Cincinnati before the Rockies return home for a 10-game stretch at Coors. Tulo made Tuesdays game much more interesting with his go-ahead two-run home run in the eighth last night. Nicasio performed admirably, only allowing three runs on five hits over six innings. Johnny Sparkplug Herrera proved why he is still with the 25 man team after his three hits which included a two-run double.
Eric Young Jr. will have tonight to prove he deserves to be next to Johnny on the bench as he gets the call for lead-off hitter. Dexter is taking a planned day off for rest. No injury, according to MLB’s Thomas Harding.
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