Rockies at Dodgers. 8:10 P.M. MST
The Colorado Rockies come off their 12-2 barrage of the Dodgers last night hoping to build some momentum to close out this west coast road trip. Tonight they will hope that having Jorge De La Rosa on the mound and riding the buzz of Nolan Arenado‘s recent promotion will be enough to overcome another contest without Troy Tulowitzki, still out with a sore shoulder. Here is Walt Weiss‘s lineup:
With De La Rosa comes Torrealba at catcher, which means the Rockies will also be without Wilin Rosario‘s hot bat. They overcame their soft-tossing left-handed nemesis last night when they beat Ted Lilly (who is still evil, by the way. One game doesn’t change that). Tonight this less potent lineup faces an unfamiliar soft-tossing lefty, Korean import Hyun-Jin Ryu. So far this season Ryu is 2-1 with a 3.41 ERA and 34 K’s to just 8 walks.
Don Mattingly counters with the following lineup for the Dodgers:
This is Ramirez’s first start of the season, as just yesterday he was activated from the disabled list (thumb surgery). It is immediately apparent how much deeper he makes the Dodgers’ lineup, with Ethier 6th and Ellis 7th. Juan Uribe will never go away, ever. He is the position player equivalent of Octavio Dotel. Both will still be on a Major League roster 10 years from now. I’m sure of it.