Today’s Matchup – June 24, 2011

By Editorial Staff

“In New York, concrete jungle where dreams are made, oh,
There’s nothing you can’t do, now you’re in New York
These streets will make you feel brand new
Big lights will inspire you, let’s hear it for New York
New York, New York.”
-Jay-Z and Alicia Keys

Hopefully the streets will make the Rockies feel brand new, and the lights will inspire them.

Because now they’re in New York.

They take on the Yankees in the first of a three-game series which could be a possible October preview. They make their first-ever trip to New Yankee Stadium, hoping to shock Major League Baseball, continue their nearly-perfect interleague record, and prove once and for all the Rockies can compete with the best. To prove that?

Who else but New York.

Game #75: Ubaldo Jimenez (2-7, 4.68 ERA) vs. A.J. Burnett (7-5, 4.05 ERA)

Tonight’s Lineups

Games Back: 4 (NL West), 5 (Wild Card)
Games Left: 89
Streak: Lost 1
Last 10: 6-4
Elimination Number: 84

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 Back: .5 (AL East), Wild Card Leader
Games Left: 89
Streak: Won 1
Last 10: 6-4
Elimination Number: 89

New York Yankees
Brett Gardner, LF
Curtis Granderson, CF
Mark Teixeira, 1B
Alex Rodriguez, 3B
Robinson Cano, 2B
Nick Swisher, RF
Jorge Posada, DH
Russell Martin, C
Eduardo Nunez, SS

First Pitch is set for 5:05pm Mountain time from Yankee Stadium in New York City. On TV, ROOT Sports will broadcast the game in the Rocky Mountain region, and YES Network in New York City. The game will also be broadcast on MLB Network. On the radio, KOA 850 has the call in Denver, and WCBS 880 has it in New York City.