April 7, 2012; Houston, TX, USA; Colorado Rockies starting pitcher Jamie Moyer (50) pitches against the Houston Astros during the fourth inning at Minute Maid Park. Mandatory Credit: Thomas Campbell-US PRESSWIRE

Rockies Line-up: April 12 2012

The rubber match of a three game home set against the Giants. Game one was the Rockies getting dominated by Barry Zito, game two saw the Rockies beat up on Tim Lincecum, followed by the Giants beating up on Jeremy Guthrie, followed by the Rockies blowing up the Giants bullpen. The Rockies entered last night’s game with .180 average as a team, they are now hitting .258 after going 22-45 (.489 average) last night so I have really no idea what to expect today.

Jamie Moyer will take his second attempt of the season to become the oldest player to win an MLB game today, in his first start he went 5 innings giving up 4 runs, 3 earned with 2 home runs in a 7-3 loss against the Astros. Moyer will make his home debut for Colorado, and Coors Field has not been kind to him in the past, in 2 starts he is 0-2 with an ERA of 9.00 over 11 innings. This will be Moyer’s 13th career start against the Giants, he is 4-7 in his career, which really means nothing today as 3 of those starts came in 1987.

Madison Bumgarner will go for the Giants, coming off a loss to the Diamondbacks in which he gave up 4 runs in 4 innings in his season debut. Bumgarner is 2-3 against the Rockies in his career with a 2.05 ERA over 7 starts, including a 1-2 record with a 3.50 ERA in 3 starts at Coors Field. The match-up between the 49 year old Moyer and the 22 year old Bumgarner is the third largest age gap between starting pitchers in MLB history, and the largest gap not involving Satchel Paige.

For the Rockies Ramon Hernandez and Todd Helton get the afternoon off after the late night game with Wilin Rosario getting second start of the season and Jordan Pacheco getting his first start at first base. Carlos Gonzalez has hit Bumgarner well in past with 2 home runs and a .357 average (5-14) along with Troy Tulowitzki (4-8) and Pacheco (3-6) having success in a limited sample size.

Complete line-up is as follows:

Marco Scutaro 2B
Dexter Fowler CF
Carlos Gonzalez LF
Troy Tulowitzki SS
Michael Cuddyer RF
Wilin Rosario C
Jordan Pacheco 1B
Chris Nelson 3B
Jamie Moyer P

For the Giants Aubrey Huff comes in with the most success against Moyer with a .391 average (9-23) and three career home runs, but is getting the day off. Oddly enough none of the other Giants have much experience against Moyer. Nate Schierholtz gets the start in right and with his two home runs last night he has now hit more home runs at Coors Field with 7 than any other park including AT&T Park.

Giants line-up below:

Angel Pagan CF
Melky Cabrera LF
Pablo Sandoval 3B
Buster Posey C
Brett Pill 1B
Nate Schierholtz RF
Ryan Theriot 2B
Brandon Crawford SS
Madison Bumgarner P

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