Typical Line-Up for Opener with D’Backs

The Colorado Rockies face-off against the division rival Arizona Diamondbacks tonight at Coors Field, 6:40 pm.  Daniel Hudson, 16-12, 3.49 in 2011, goes for Arizona against Colorado’s Juan Nicasio, 2011 marks of 4-4, 4.14.  Nicasio takes the hill at Coors for the first time since last August 5, when a line-shot off the bat of Washington’s Ian Desmond blasted him in the temple.  Nicasio broke the C1 vertabra in his neck when he fell, requiring bone-fusion surgery.  He made his first start April 8 in Houston, punctuating a remarkable nine-month recovery.

 

Rockies manager Jim Tracy trots-out the following line-up for tonight’s match-up:

 

2B        Marco Scutaro

CF        Dexter Fowler

LF        Carlos Gonzalez

SS        Troy Tulowitzki

1B        Todd Helton

RF        Michael Cuddyer

C          Ramon Hernandez

3B        Chris Nelson

RHP     Juan Nicasio.

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egossage
egossage
8 years ago

Get Fowler outta there! Put in Colvin

ProgMatinee
ProgMatinee
8 years ago

Damn this team can’t catch a break. Solid pitcher like Juan now struggles, not what we need, at all. Already down, well be swinging at junk now all night.

Alex Colfax
Alex Colfax
8 years ago

Tough first inning for Nicasio…three walks, 2-run single and 44 pitches. All after first two Dback hitters were retired easily.

Swede
Swede
8 years ago

Got one back. Not many folks here at the park for a Friday night.

egossage
egossage
8 years ago
Reply to  Swede

That’s because nothing about this team is exciting

Timo
Timo
8 years ago

Ramon CRUSHED that ball! Nice to see Dex gaining some traction too.

Swede
Swede
8 years ago

Both back. Even Steven. Park a little more crowded.

Swede
Swede
8 years ago

Error by Dex in my opinion. Runner advanced. What’s the deal?

ProgMatinee
ProgMatinee
8 years ago

Well this team may yet have some fight in them

sdcarp
sdcarp
8 years ago

When my east coast buddies have asked me what kind of season to expect from the Rox in 2K12, I’ve routinely told them to expect an “old school” pre-humidor type year. Lucky to finish @ 500, but scoring lots of runs and playing in some LONG games. So far, so good with that prediction!

Timo
Timo
8 years ago

Ol’ man Helton coming through again! Love it.

ProgMatinee
ProgMatinee
8 years ago

Nice win overcoming a poor start. Good perseverance tonight. Gratifying win for sure.

ProgMatinee
ProgMatinee
8 years ago

Noticed each position player got a knock tonight. If we can distribute the offense across the whole lineup rather than relying on Cargo/Tulo/Todd then we are going to do well. Great game for Hernandez. High five to Cargo and Tulo for getting on base and scoring 2 runs each…they don’t have to be the RBI guys every night.

Also, kudos to the bullpen especially Rogers and Belisle for keeping them in it.

Colorado Thistle
Colorado Thistle
8 years ago

Ty who? Cuddyer, if this team contends for a playoff spot, is a great pickup. Imagine if we had a real 3rd baseman. But Nelson may work if Cuddy continues on 3/4s of his pace.

ProgMatinee
ProgMatinee
8 years ago

I’ve been saying all offseason, Nelson works as a 8th hole hitter. The fact that we aren’t stuck with a C in the 8 hole allows the luxury. Of course having a power 3B would be nice, but if Nelson can effectively hit at the 8 hole all year then it gives you a very affordable player who can slide into 2B next year and then you allow Arenado to replace Scutaro next year.

Colorado Thistle
Colorado Thistle
8 years ago

Tonight actually gives me more hope than Wednesday. This team we saw tonight could win 90 and make the playoffs. This was a game the 2011 Rockies lose.

ProgMatinee
ProgMatinee
8 years ago

yes I certainly agree. Once we were down 2-0 I thought our offense would press all night. That wasn’t the case, and I am so glad to be wrong there.

Swede
Swede
8 years ago

Fun game to be at tonight. Helton showed his muscle with his timely hitting. Go Rockies!

GARY
GARY
8 years ago

Glad I stuck with this one.With the 9th inning vs.SF this team is showing some fight.However the bullpen will be dead/disabled by July 1st if the starters don’t start showing up.Really shows what a pro Moyer is too have gotten us as deep into games as he has,with the errors and his 79mph heater!

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