Today’s Matchup – June 30, 2011


This a must-win rubber match for the Rockies. They need it to preserve their interleague record, continue to win series if they want to stay competitive in the division, and get Aaron Cook a win. Glad to see Helton in the lineup for his 2,000th game. Why is Jonathan Herrera getting the start again? I can’t think of one reason.

Game #81: Aaron Cook (0-3, 5.48) vs. Jake Peavy (4-1, 4.23)

Colorado Rockies (39-41)
Games Back: 6.5 (NL West); 7 (Wild Card)
Games Left: 81
Streak: Lost 1
Last 10: 4-6
Elimination Number: 76

Today’s Lineup
Carlos Gonzalez, CF
Jonathan Herrera, 2B
Todd Helton, 1B
Troy Tulowitzki, SS
Seth Smith, RF
Ty Wigginton, 3B
Charlie Blackmon, LF
Matt Pagnozzi, C
Aaron Cook, P

Chicago White Sox (39-42)
Games Back: 4 (AL Central); 7 (Wild Card)
Games Left: 81
Streak: Won 1
Last 10: 6-4
Elimination Number: 77

Today’s Lineup
Juan Pierre, LF
Omar Vizquel, 3B
Adam Dunn, 1B
Alex Rios, CF
Mark Teahen, RF
Alexei Ramirez, SS
Ramon Castro, C
Gordon Beckham, 2B
Jake Peavy, P

First pitch is 1:10 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.