May 26, 2012; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Colorado Rockies starting pitcher Jeremy Guthrie (15) pitches against the Cincinnati Reds at Great American Ball Park. Mandatory Credit: Frank Victores-US PRESSWIRE

Rockies Line-up, June 5 2012

The Rockies look to continue to roll tonight against the Diamondbacks, after falling to 12 games under .500 and 14 1/2 games behind the Dodgers on May 27th, Colorado has gone 7-1 and has a chance to jump ahead of Arizona into third in the N.L. West with a victory in tonight’s game. Jeremy Guthrie takes the mound for the Rockies, coming in with a 3-3 record and a 5.48 ERA overall, but away from Coors Field he has gone 2-1 with a 2.22 ERA. Ian Kennedy goes for the Diamondbacks, in winning his last a start over the Giants, Kennedy ended a personal five game losing streak and enters the game with a 4-5 record and a 4.29 ERA in 2012. This will be Kennedy’s 9th career start against Colorado in which he is 1-1 with a 3.13 ERA.

Todd Helton has had the most success off Kennedy in the past with a .353 (6-17) average while Carlos Gonzalez is 4-17 (.278) with a home runs and two doubles. Full line-up as follows:

Dexter Fowler CF
Marco Scutaro SS
Carlos Gonzalez LF
Michael Cuddyer RF
Todd Helton 1B
Jordan Pacheco 3B
Wilin Rosario C
DJ LeMahieu
Jeremy Guthrie P

This is Guthrie’s first career start against the Diamondbacks but a few players have faced him before in the American League, Lyle Overbay is 10-38 (.263) with two home runs, Aaron Hill is 8-37 (.216) with one home run and Jason Kubel is 7-22 (.318) with one home run. Full line-up below:

Gerardo Parra RF
Willie Bloomquist SS
Jason Kubel LF
Miguel Montero C
Chris Young CF
Lyle Overbay 1B
Josh Bell 3B
Aaron Hill 2B
Ian Kennedy P

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