Today’s Matchup – June 29, 2011

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The Rockies continue their 3-game series against the Chicago White Sox today at Coors Field. They’ve gone 6-4 so far in interleague play this season, and this is a home series, so the odds are in their favor. Still, the bullpen is tired and both Todd Helton and Charlie Blackmon are getting a day off. If we do see Helton some time tonight, it will be his 2,000th career game. Quite a milestone for the Toddfather!

Game #80: Ubaldo Jimenez (3-7, 4.50) vs. Mark Buehrle (6-5, 3.73)

Colorado Rockies (39-40)
Games Back: 6.5 (NL West); 6 (Wild Card)
Games Left: 82
Streak: Won 1
Last 10: 5-5
Elimination Number: 77

Tonight’s Lineup
Carlos Gonzalez, CF
Jonathan Herrera, 2B
Jason Giambi, 1B
Troy Tulowitzki, SS
Ty Wigginton, 3B
Seth Smith, RF
Ryan Spilborghs, LF
Chris Iannetta, C
Ubaldo Jimenez, P

Chicago White Sox (38-42)
Games Back: 5 (AL Central); 8 (Wild Card)
Games Left: 82
Streak: Lost 2
Last 10: 5-5
Elimination Number: 78

Tonight’s Lineup
Juan Pierre, LF
Brent Morel, 3B
Carlos Quentin, RF
Paul Konerko, 1B
Alexei Ramirez, SS
A.J. Pierzynski, C
Alex Rios, CF
Gordon Beckham, 2B
Mark Buehrle, P

First pitch will be 6:40 p.m. Mountain Daylight Time from Coors Field in Denver. In the Rocky Mountain region, the game will be broadcast on ROOT Sports. In the Chicago area, it will be on CSN. The game can also be heard on 850 KOA in Denver and on WSCR 670 in Chicago.

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