Sweep in the Big City?

The Rockies are in line to sweep the Mets at Citi Field for the second time in just over a year.  Both were four game series, but the players in each are vastly different.  In the 2011 April sweep of the Mets, Tulo was the hero with four home runs in the four games.  This time the stars are players that weren’t even with the team: Colvin, Rosario, Rutledge, etc..  The only player making a statement in both series would be Johnny “Sparkplug” Herrera, who had a three run home run in the 2011 series and several key hits during this one.

The Rockies have been playing really well, despite losing multiple players to injury.  Dexter Fowler was the latest to go down, spraining his ankle at second base.  X-Rays were negative and the team is playing it day to day with him.

With last night’s win, the Rockies have now won another series and are 3-1-1 over the past five.

22-year-old right-hander Tyler Chatwood will make his fifth start of 2012 for the Rockies…Chatwood is 2-2 with a 3.93 ERA (18.1 ip, 8 er) in his four starts since being recalled on 8/5…this is his 2nd career start at Citi Field against the Mets (6/19/11 at NYM – 7.0 ip, 4 h, 0 er).

Facing him will be 25-year-old right-hander Collin McHugh, who will make his major League debut in today’s game.  McHugh will be pitching in place of Mets ace Johan Santana.  Santana was placed on the 15-day DL with back problems that have been plaguing him all season.  McHugh was an 18th round pick and posted a 2.88 ERA over 12 starts in Double-A and Triple-A.  Over five seasons in the minors he has struck out 520 batters in 521 innings.

Game time is at 11:10 and will not be televised.  You can hear the game on 850 KOA.

ROCKIES LINEUP METS LINEUP
2. Jonathan Herrera (S) SS 2. Daniel Murphy (L) 2B
3. Jordan Pacheco (R) 1B 3. David Wright (R) 3B
4. Carlos Gonzalez (L) LF 4. Ike Davis (L) 1B
5. Wilin Rosario (R) C 5. Scott Hairston (R) LF
6. Tyler Colvin (L) CF 6. Mike Baxter (L) RF
7. Chris Nelson (R) 3B 7. Ruben Tejada (R) SS
8. DJ LeMahieu (R) 2B 8. Josh Thole (L) C
9. Tyler Chatwood (R) P 9. Collin McHugh (R) P

IN GAME CHAT

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jeem
jeem
8 years ago
Reply to  jaredean

Yeah Jared, I read up on the blackouts + thought I had it figured-out, but this proves me wrong. I still think it has something to do with an MLB limit on the number of games a team’s “home network” can televise.

ProgMatinee
ProgMatinee
8 years ago

Rox love to make rookie pitchers looks like Sandy Kofax.

jaredean
jaredean
8 years ago
Reply to  ProgMatinee

the kid has a nasty hook

Cisco Kid
Cisco Kid
8 years ago

For someone that no one knew who he was, Will Harris has pitched fairly well since his promotion (his first outing in which he gave up a 3-run homer to Weeks can be excused to jitters).

jaredean
jaredean
8 years ago
Reply to  Cisco Kid

Or that it was Weeks 🙂

ProgMatinee
ProgMatinee
8 years ago

I can’t figure out if I am happy or sad they are playing themselves out of a top 3 pick. i guess I’ll just enjoy it.

Doc
Doc
8 years ago
Reply to  ProgMatinee

Don’t worry, Prog. They’ll just pick someone they can sign rather than a great prospect.

Cisco Kid
Cisco Kid
8 years ago
Reply to  Doc

Or some pitcher from Stanford that flames out.

Julian
Julian
8 years ago

Prog, given how bad they are at first round picks, it’s probably better that they pick lower in the first round and not have to pay the future bust so much money. I’m excited at how well the young guys are playing. It bodes well for next year being a much better season than this year. Of course, it probably also means that our least favorite GM and manager don’t get fired this offseason.

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