Today’s Matchup – July 3, 2011


The Rockies go for the sweep today against the Kansas City Royals. They’ll be finishing off interleague play with 2 losing series and 3 winning ones. From here they go on a 7-game road trip through Atlanta and Washington D.C. that will take them right up to the All-Star break.

Game #84: Jason Hammel (4-7, 4.02) vs. Luke Hochevar (5-8, 4.96)

Colorado Rockies (41-42)
Games Back: 6.5 (NL West); 7.5 (Wild Card)
Games Left: 78
Streak: Won 2
Last 10: 4-6
Elimination Number: 73

Today’s Lineup
Carlos Gonzalez, CF
Mark Ellis, 2B
Todd Helton, 1B
Troy Tulowitzki, SS
Seth Smith, RF
Ty Wigginton, 3B
Charlie Blackmon, LF
Matt Pagnozzi, C
Jason Hammel, P

Kansas City Royals (33-50)
Games Back: 12 (AL Central); 15.5 (Wild Card)
Games Left: 78
Streak: Lost 5
Last 10: 2-8
Elimination Number: 67

Today’s Lineup
Chris Getz, 2B
Melky Cabrera, CF
Alex Gordon, LF
Jeff Francoeur, RF
Eric Hosmer, 1B
Matt Treanor, C
Mike Moustakas, 3B
Alcides Escobar, SS
Luke Hochevar, P

First pitch is 6:10 p.m. Mountain Daylight Time from Coors Field in Denver. In the Rocky Mountain region, the game will be broadcast on ROOT Sports. In Kansas City, it will be on Fox Sports Kansas City. The game can also be heard on 850 KOA in Denver and on KCSP 610 in KC.