Today’s Matchup – May 20, 2011


Apologies for the lack of posts Thursday.

Jason Giambi gets the start at first after a career night in Philadelphia last night, and Jason Hammel looks to continue his solid start to the 2011 season and earn his fourth victory of the year tonight against Zack Greinke and the Milwaukee Brewers. Carlos Gonzalez has been given a day off to rest his ailing groin muscle, which he aggravated last night, and Todd Helton has also been given the day off to rest his back.

Giambi had three home runs last night and seven RBIs, the first time in his career he’s had three round-trippers and the second time in his illustrious career he’s had seven RBIs. He singlehandedly beat the Phillies, while Jorge De La Rosa pitched beautifully to hold the Phillies to only one run.

Here are tonight’s lineups.

Game #42 – Zack Greinke (2-1, 6.60 ERA) vs. Jason Hammel (3-3, 3.71 ERA)

Tonight’s Lineups
Colorado Rockies
Dexter Fowler, CF
Jonathan Herrera, 2B
Troy Tulowitzki, SS
Jason Giambi, 1B
Seth Smith, RF
Jose Lopez, 3B
Ty Wigginton, LF
Chris Iannetta, C
Jason Hammel, P

Milwaukee Brewers
Rickie Weeks, 2B
Corey Hart, RF
Ryan Braun, LF
Prince Fielder, 1B
Willis McGehee, 3B
Yuniesky Betancourt, SS
Mike Rivera, C
Carlos Gomez, CF
Zack Greinke, P

First pitch is set for 6:10pm Mountain time. ROOT Sports has the call in the Rocky Mountain region, while FSN has the call in the Milwaukee market. On the radio, 850 KOA will broadcast the game in the Denver area, while WTMJ 620 has the call in Milwaukee.