Today’s Matchup – June 8, 2011


Today’s rubber match against the Padres features the 2011 season debut of pitcher Aaron Cook. Cook returns from being on the disabled list all season after breaking a finger on his right hand after slamming it in a door during spring training.

Clayton Mortenson will move from the starting rotation to the bullpen. Also, Greg Reynolds was optioned to Triple-A Colorado Springs, as well, while Jorge De La Rosa was officially transferred to the 60-day DL. Carlos Gonzalez will once again hit leadoff, as that has seemed to work for him and the team. Charlie Blackmon, who had a less than stellar Major League debut yesterday, will get the start in left field looking for his first Major League hit today.

Game #61: Aaron Cook (0-0, 0.00 ERA) vs. Dustin Moseley (2-6, 3.00 ERA)

Tonight’s Lineups
Games Back: 5.5 (NL West), 5.5 (Wild Card)
Games Left: 101
Streak: Lost 1
Last 10: 4-6
Elimination Number: 97

Colorado Rockies
Carlos Gonzalez, CF
Chris Nelson, 2B
Todd Helton, 1B
Troy Tulowitzki, SS
Seth Smith, RF
Ty Wigginton, 3B
Charlie Blackmon, LF
Chris Iannetta, C
Aaron Cook, P

Games Back: 6.5 (NL West), 6.5 (Wild Card)
Games Left: 99
Streak: Won 1
Last 10: 7-3
Elimination Number: 95

San Diego Padres
Eric Patterson, CF
Jason Bartlett, SS
Chase Headley, 3B
Ryan Ludwick, LF
Brad Hawpe, RF
Nick Hundley, C
Jorge Cantu, 1B
Edgar Gonzalez, 2B
Dustin Moseley, P

First pitch is set for 4:35pm Mountain time from PETCO Park in San Diego. ROOT Sports will have the call in the Rocky Mountain region, and there will be no TV in San Diego. On the radio, KOA 850 will broadcast the game in Denver, and XPRS 1090 will have it in San Diego.