Rockies Line-up, June 21 2012

 

Dex is back in the starting line-up. Mandatory Credit: Frank Victores-US PRESSWIRE

Jeff Francis takes the mound tonight to see how much of an impact he can make in 75 pitches, this will be his second start of 2012 and he is 0-1 with 12 runs allowed over 8 2/3 innings since joining Colorado. Francis went 5 1/3 in his last start hiving up 4 runs on 94 pitches in a game the Rockies would win 12-4 over the Tigers in 10 innings. That stands as the only Rockies win over the last 13 games. Vance Worley starts for the Phillies looking to complete the sweep of Colorado. Worley is 3-3 with a 2.80 ERA one the season and is averaging 8.7 strikeouts and 3.1 walks per 9 innings on the season. Worley has only faced the Rockies once, making his MLB debut as a reliever in July of 2010 pitching a perfect inning striking out Chris Iannetta and Brad Hawpe.

Dexter Fowler gets the start in center with Michael Cuddyer shifting to first giving Todd Helton a day off.

Dexter Fowler (S) CF
Marco Scutaro (R) SS
Carlos Gonzalez (L) LF
Michael Cuddyer (R) 1B
Tyler Colvin (L) RF
Jordan Pacheco (R) 3B
Chris Nelson (R) 2B
Wilin Rosario (R) C
Jeff Francis (L) P

The Phillies go with the same line-up as last night. The top of the Phillies line-up has enjoy success against Francis as Pierre is 17-39 (.436) and Rollins is 6-14 (.429) in their careers.

Jimmy Rollins (S) SS
Juan Pierre (L) LF
Hunter Pence (R) RF
Carlos Ruiz (R) C
Shane Victorino (S) CF
Placido Polanco (R) 3B
John Mayberry (R) 1B
Michael Martinez (S) 2B
Vance Worley (R) P

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