Today’s Matchup – June 20, 2011


Outfielder Dexter Fowler came off the 15-day Disabled List today, and was immediately optioned to Triple-A Colorado Springs. Third baseman Ian Stewart has been raking in the hits in Triple-A, and will most likely be called up soon. For him to be called up, though, he has to fit. Unfortunately for Stewart, Ty Wigginton is hitting well right now, and Stewart would just be the odd man out. It’s better for him to get consistent at-bats here until the time is right.

The Rockies continue their run through Interleague play, this team visiting Progressive Field in Cleveland to take on the Indians. Juan Nicasio will get his first start against the American League, and Jason Giambi will return to a familiar role as the Rockies use the Designated Hitter role for the first time in 2011.

Here are your lineups.

Game #72: Juan Nicasio (2-1, 3.38 ERA) vs. Fausto Carmona (4-8, 5.79 ERA)

Games Back: 3.5
Games Left: 91
Streak: Lost 1
Last 10: 6-4
Elimination Number: 87
Colorado Rockies
Carlos Gonzalez, CF
Chris Nelson, 2B
Todd Helton, 1B
Troy Tulowitzki, SS
Jason Giambi, DH
Seth Smith, RF
Ty Wigginton, 3B
Charlie Blackmon, LF
Chris Iannetta, C

Games Ahead: 1
Games Left: 92
Streak: Won 3
Last 10: 5-5
Magic Number: 91

Cleveland Indians
Grady Sizemore, CF
Michael Brantley, LF
Asdrubal Cabrera, SS
Travis Hafner, DH
Shin-Soo Choo, RF
Carlos Santana, 1B
Orlando Cabrera, 3B
Cord Phelps, 3B
Lou Marson, C

First pitch is set for 5:05pm Mountain time from Progressive Field in Cleveland. On TV, ROOT Sports Rocky Mountain will have the call, while Sports Time Ohio will have the call in Cleveland. On the radio, 850 KOA will have the call in the Denver area while WTAM 1100 will have the call in Cleveland.