Rockies Lineup – July 28, 2012: Field Joins the Team

As you most likely have heard, the Rockies traded Marco Scutaro to the Giants last night for minor leaguer Charlie Culberson. Culberson remains in the minors and will not yet wear a Rockies uniform, so someone had to be called up to take Scutaro’s roster spot. That person is Tommy Field, the middle infielder who saw some playing time last September and made good use of it. Now that we have no everyday second baseman, Field is as likely to turn up there as anyone, and can also play shortstop when necessary. DJ LeMahieu plays second tonight.

Tommy Field joins the Rockies tonight. Mandatory Credit: Chris Humphreys-US PRESSWIRE

Also: hurrah! Josh Rutledge has finally been rescued from the bottom of the order! I guess Jim Tracy finally saw what you and I have been seeing all this time and thought, you know, that guy is pretty good at getting on base. Maybe I can use him earlier in the lineup! Yeah. Go Josh Rutledge.

The Reds’ lineup is literally exactly the same as it was last night, with the exception of the 9-hole being filled by starting pitcher Johnny Cueto. Cueto has been straight-up filthy so far this season, and he will be a formidable opponent. Since Bronson Arroyo was able to shut the Rockies out yesterday, I can only imagine what Cueto will do today.

Dexter Fowler CF
Josh Rutledge SS
Carlos Gonzalez LF
Michael Cuddyer RF
Todd Helton 1B
Wilin Rosario C
Jordan Pacheco 3B
DJ LeMahieu 2B
Christian Friedrich P

Zack Cozart SS
Drew Stubbs CF
Brandon Phillips 2B
Jay Bruce RF
Ryan Ludwick LF
Scott Rolen 3B
Todd Frazier 1B
Ryan Hanigan C
Johnny Cueto P

First pitch is 6:10 from Coors Field.

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