Quick lineups today as we’re looking at first pitch in just a few minutes. All I have to say about this series against Texas is, hang on to your hat. The Texas Rangers are hitting .281 on the season, 8 points better than the second best team in baseball (St. Louis). The Rockies’ pitching staff proudly owns a 5.33 ERA, nearly half a run higher than the next worst team (Minnesota). This is a slugfest waiting to happen. If the Rangers score fewer than 30 runs in the series, I will be shocked. That’s not an exaggeration in the least.
One little roster note: Jonathan Herrera returns from the disabled list today, and DJ LeMahieu was optioned to make room. I’m sad to see LeMahieu go, as I think he’s been quite good. Herrera will take a turn at shortstop today to give Marco Scutaro a break, though Scutaro is still in the lineup and playing 2nd. In deference to Chris Nelson‘s hot bat of late, he will play 3rd as Jordan Pacheco rides the bench.
Roy Oswalt RHP
First pitch is 6:05 from The Ballpark in Arlington.