Rox v Braves Lineup

Tonight is the third game of the four game series against the Atlanta Braves.  The Rockies evened up the series 1-1 with a shutout of the Braves 6-0 on Tuesday night.

This will be 23-year-old right-handed pitcher Alex White’s first career start against the braves.  It is his 18th start for the Rockies where he is 2-7 with a 5.58 ERA.

The braves will have 24-year-old left-hander Mike Minor on the mound for his 26th start of the season tonight.  Minor is making his second career start against the Rockies. He allowed 8 runs, all earned in 5.0 innings on 5/5 at COL earlier this season.  He is 7-10 with a 4.79 ERA.

Jordan Pacheco extended his hitting streak to 13-straight games last night when he crushed a solo home run to left field to lead off the 5th inning. The home run was his 4th of the season, and third since 8/19. Over the 13 games of the streak, which began on 8/22 at NYM, Pacheco is batting .367 (18-for-49) with 5 doubles, 2 home runs, 8 RBI, 9 runs and a .996 OPS (.404 OBP, .592 SLG). Pacheco also has at least one hit in 21 of his 23 games since 8/11 at SF. He is batting .349 (30-for-86) with 5 doubles, 3 home runs and 15 RBI since 8/11. Pacheco’s 13-game hitting streak matches the second longest by a rookie this season.  Norichika Aoki had a 15-game hitting streak from June 23 to July 8 and a 13-game hitting streak from July 27 to August 12; and Stephen Lombardozzi had a 13-game hitting streak from June 29 to July 20.

ROCKIES LINEUP

BRAVES LINEUP

2. Josh Rutledge (R) SS 2. Martin Prado (R) SS
3. Carlos Gonzalez (L) LF 3. Jason Heyward (L) RF
4. Jordan Pacheco (R) 1B 4. Chipper Jones (S) 3B
5. Ramon Hernandez (R) C 5. Freddie Freeman (L) 1B
6. Chris Nelson (R) 3B 6. Brian McCann (L) C
7. Andrew Brown (R) RF 7. Dan Uggla (R) 2B
8. DJ LeMahieu (R) 2B 8. Jose Constanza (L) LF
9. Alex White (R) P 9. Mike Minor (R) P

IN GAME CHAT

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jaredean
jaredean
8 years ago

with Hernandez and Brown this has shades of a Sunday Lineup…

Cisco Kid
Cisco Kid
8 years ago

Why didn’t JT PH Colvin or Giambi for Pacheco in the 8th when Kimbrel came on with two runners on?

The MFL sometimes mystifies me.

ProgMatinee
ProgMatinee
8 years ago
Reply to  Cisco Kid

Pacheco is awesome, that’s why. You need a base hit in that situation, not a HR.

Cisco Kid
Cisco Kid
8 years ago
Reply to  ProgMatinee

You also need to go with the righty/lefty percentage. Pacheco had no shot against Kimbrel.

Agbayani
Agbayani
8 years ago

Agreed, Cisco. If Giambi is going to be in the dugout, you gotta use him. Otherwise why have him around? (Actually, why have him around is a pretty good question.) I guess Cargo will tell us that’s why he struck out in a key game situation: no protection.

ProgMatinee
ProgMatinee
8 years ago
Reply to  Agbayani

Cargo struck out because he’s still an immature hitter that swings at the same pitch 99.9% of the time. Elite players don’t get fulled by the same pitch their whole career. It’s time to stop swinging at that crap in the dirt, Cargo. For reals. Pacheco is our best hitter with RISP. You have to let him go for it. Colvin didn’t exactly succeed in his PH in the 9th himself. Give me our best “RISP” hitter over a “lefty… Read more »

Agbayani
Agbayani
8 years ago

Help out a worthwhile (and totally free!) project. Go to Tom Tango’s insidethebook dot com website, click on “blog,” and take submit your 2012 Scouting Report rating Rockies fielders. My totally amateur assessment of Rockies fielders is a loose blend of my impressions (the stuff I submit to Tango’s report) and some of the advanced fielding UZR stats. Since the scouting report averages are now included on fangraphs, your input will help fans of other clubs assess our own Rockies.… Read more »

Cisco Kid
Cisco Kid
8 years ago

Good article this morning by JP Morosi of FoxSports.com titled “No Excuse for Small Market Failure”. In the article Morosi writes: “If your team is more than several years removed from a postseason berth and showing no concrete signs of progress, then yours is a listless ship indeed. It’s not that Major League Baseball has devolved into an NFL-style parity party. But in the revenue-sharing era, sustained losing is traceable to miserly ownership, ineffective moves or both. Today, fans know… Read more »

Mike Raysfan
Mike Raysfan
8 years ago

It took a change of ownership for the Rays.

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