Today’s Matchup – June 17, 2011

By Editorial Staff

Welcome to Interleague Play, fans!

The Rockies welcome in the Tigers to Coors Field, where the Rockies have played exceptionally well against the American League, going 28-8 in the past 5 years at home.

However, some bad news. Backup catcher Jose Morales was placed on the 60-day disabled list because of a fractured right thumb suffered Wednesday afternoon. The contract of catcher Matt Pagnozzi was purchased by the team from Triple-A Colorado Springs this afternoon, and Pagnozzi will be in uniform and available to play today.

Here are the lineups.

Game #69: Rick Porcello (6-4, 3.61 ERA) vs. Jason Hammel (3-6, 3.65 ERA)

Tonight’s Lineups
Games Ahead: 1 (AL Central)
Games Left: 93
Streak: Won 1
Last 10: 6-4
Magic Number: 94

Detroit Tigers
Austin Jackson, CF
Brennan Boesch, LF
Miguel Cabrera, 1B
Victor Martinez, C
Magglio Ordonez, RF
Alex Avila, 3B
Jhonny Peralta, SS
Ryan Raburn, 2B
Rick Porcello, P

Games Back: 5.5 (NL West), 5 (Wild Card)
Games Left: 94
Streak: Won 2
Last 10: 6-4
Elimination Number: 89

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
Jason Hammel, P

First pitch is set for 6:40pm Mountain time at Coors Field in Denver. On TV, ROOT Sports will have the call in the Rocky Mountain region, and Fox Sports – Detroit will have the call in Detroit. On the radio, KOA 850 will call the game in Denver, while WXYT 97.1FM/1270AM will have the call in Detroit.