Herrera gets the start at 3rd. Image: Chris Humphreys-US PRESSWIRE

Rockies Lineups, May 12 2012: To Stop the Bleeding


Just imagine how dire things would look if the Rockies had not managed a victory Wednesday.

Last night Dexter Fowler ran to the wall, hoping to make a catch on what appeared to be faith rather than any actual idea where the ball was going. He also struggled at the plate once again, a 9th inning single notwithstanding. As such Tyler Colvin will get the start in center field.

Jordan Pacheco played like half the game and Chris Nelson played like the other half at 3rd base. Naturally Jonathan Herrera gets the start tonight. Your guess is as good as mine as to what anybody has done to earn or lose playing time there (Thinking of you, Nolan Arenado).

Aaron Harang relies on a sinker and getting lots of groundballs for success. Pitching in LA at night only helps him. If hitters try to do too much they get in trouble. That’s what has plagued the Rockies lately, so if weak groundballs are your thing, then this game is for you! Here is the Rockies lineup:

Marco Scutaro 2B
Jonathan Herrera 3B
Carlos Gonzalez LF
Troy Tulowitzki SS
Todd Helton 1B
Michael Cuddyer RF
Tyler Colvin CF
Wilin Rosario C
Juan Nicasio P

The Dodgers will counter with the following batting order, which is the same as last night with the exception of A.J. Ellis getting the start behind the plate:

Dee Gordon SS
Mark Ellis 2B
Matt Kemp CF
Andre Ethier RF
Bobby Abreu LF
Juan Uribe SS
James Loney 1B
A.J. Ellis C
Aaron Harang P

After the way he faded for them last season, you would think the Rockies would know how to get Mark Ellis out by now. No such luck.

Last night I made jokes at the expense of the portly 5 and 6 hitters in this lineup. Both Abreu and Uribe proceeded to hurt the Rockies, so tonight I will just say that the Dodgers showed why they are in first place, and Nicasio will have to be sharp to prevent a repeat showing.

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