The Rockies will take on Team USA tonight at 7:10 in a tune-up game before the real thing this weekend. Team USA, the WBC team put together from various top-tier and second-shelf US MLB players, will play their first WBC game this Friday against Mexico.
Tulo has stated several times in the past that he would have liked to play for Team USA, but his health issues make it difficult for Team USA to take a chance on him, given that they would have to insure his mammoth salary should he get injured on their watch.
While he won’t be playing for Team USA, he will be playing against them this evening, and he seems excited for the challenge.
It will be cool to see some of the guys I know. It’s always great to play against the best. I definitely wish them luck and hope they do a good job.
Here is the lineup for both sides:
|LF Eric Young Jr.||SS Jimmy Rollins|
|CF Dexter Fowler||2B Brandon Phillips|
|SS Troy Tulowitzki||LF Ryan Braun|
|RF Michael Cuddyer||DH Joe Mauer|
|3B Nolan Arenado||3B David Wright|
|1B Tyler Colvin||1B Eric Hosmer|
|DH Jordan Pacheco||RF Giancarlo Stanton|
|C Yorvit Torrealba||CF Adam Jones|
|2B Jonathan Herrera||C Jonathan Lucroy|
|RHP Chris Volstad||P David Hernandez|