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Rockies Line-up, May 22 2012

If there is anything positive to take from what has been a dismal Rockies season, it is the return of Juan Nicasio. Nicasio will make his 9th start of 2012 coming back from a cracked vertebra, and has been arguably the best Rockies pitcher of the first quarter of this season. He leads the starters with a 4.37 ERA and is the only Rockies starting pitcher with a winning record at 2-1. In his last start Nicasio struggled with pitch count, throwing 106 pitches in 4 2/3 innings, striking out 7 while walking 5, exiting with the game tied at one, a game the Rockies would lose to the D-Backs 9-7. Ricky Nolasco will start for Miami in his third attempt to become the Marlins franchise career wins leader, he is currently tied with Dontrelle Willis with 68 wins. After starting the season 4-0, Nolasco has lost his last two games, giving up a combine 10 runs over 8 2/3 innings against the Braves and Mets. This will be the 8th time Nolasco will face Colorado in his career, he is 5-1 with a 4.43 ERA.

Jonathan Herrera gets the start at second tonight in place of the struggling Marco Scutaro, Troy Tulowitzki is back in the clean up spot and has gone 5-10 with a home run off Nolasco in his career. Jordan Pacheco starts again at third and has a seven game hitting streak with his 2 hits last night.

Jonathan Herrera 2B
Jordan Pacheco 3B
Carlos Gonzalez LF
Troy Tulowitzki SS
Todd Helton 1B
Michael Cuddyer RF
Wilin Rosario C
Dexter Fowler CF
Juan Nicasio P

Miami goes with the same line-up as last night. No one currently on the Marlins has faced Nicasio in the majors.

Jose Reyes SS
Bryan Petersen CF
Hanley Ramirez 3B
Austin Kearns LF
Giancarlo Stanton RF
Logan Morrison 1B
John Buck C
Donnie Murphy 2B
Ricky Nolasco P

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