Tonight’s Matchup – May 10, 2011


The Rockies got a much-needed win last night over the New York Mets, and seem to be ready for round 2 tonight. They closed the clubhouse an hour before first pitch for a closed-door, team-only meeting trying to figure out how to correct their offensive woes. Ian Stewart and Ryan Spilborghs, both mired in terrible slumps, were out on the field before early Batting Practice this afternoon, trying to get some practice in. Troy Tulowitzki and Chris Iannetta were also out on the field working on their swing, showing that the team is serious about working their way out of the rough patch they find themselves in.

With the Giants off and the Dodgers losing last night to the Pirates, the Rockies put a little more distance between themselves and their competition in the NL West. The Rockies now stand a game and a half over San Francisco, four games over Arizona in second place, four and a half over Los Angeles in third place, and six over San Diego in fifth place, who the Rockies will welcome in for a three-game set starting Thursday night.

Here are the lineups for tonight’s game against the Mets.

Game #34: Mike Pelfrey (2-3, 6.06 ERA) vs. Jason Hammel (3-1, 2.63 ERA)

Tonight’s Lineups
New York Mets
Jose Reyes, SS
Daniel Murphy, 2B
David Wright, 3B
Carlos Beltran, RF
Ike Davis, 1B
Jason Bay, LF
Ronny Paulino, C
Jason Pridie, CF
Mike Pelfrey, P

Colorado Rockies
Dexter Fowler, CF
Jonathan Herrera, 2B
Carlos Gonzalez, LF
Troy Tulowitzki, SS
Todd Helton, 1B
Seth Smith, RF
Chris Iannetta, C
Ian Stewart, 3B
Jason Hammel, P

First pitch is set for 6:40pm Mountain time  at Coors Field. ROOT Sports will televise the game in the Rocky Mountain region, while SNY will air it in New York City. On the radio, 850 KOA has the call in Denver, while WFAN 660 will carry it in New York City.