Today’s Matchup – July 5, 2011


The Rockies’ lineup has been turned inside out and upside down today to compensate for the loss of Carlos Gonzalez (day-to-day with a wrist contusion) and Troy Tulowitzki (day-to-day with right quad tightness). No one wants to see our boys take the field without Cargo and Tulo, but these are the cards we’ve been dealt, and let’s hope that some of the guys who are left can step into the gap. Tonight Ian Stewart will have the opportunity to do just that. He’s been called up from Triple-A in exchange for Cole Garner and, while he isn’t expected to be with the big-league club for very long, he has a chance to step up and show what he can do tonight.

Game #86 – Jhoulys Chacin (8-5, 3.10) vs. Derek Lowe (4-6, 4.16)

Colorado Rockies (41-44)
Games Back: 6.5 (NL West); 8.5 (Wild Card)
Games Left: 76
Streak: Lost 2
Last 10: 3-7
Elimination Number: 71

Tonight’s Lineup
Charlie Blackmon, CF
Jonathan Herrera, SS
Todd Helton, 1B
Ty Wigginton, LF
Seth Smith, RF
Mark Ellis, 2B
Ian Stewart, 3B
Chris Iannetta, C
Jhoulys Chacin, P

Atlanta Braves (50-39)
Games Back: 4 (NL East); 0 (Wild Card)
Games Left: 75
Streak: Won 1
Last 10: 7-3
Elimination Number: 73

Tonight’s Lineup
Jordan Schafer, CF
Alex Gonzalez, SS
Brian McCann, C
Chipper Jones, 3B
Freddie Freeman, 1B
Jason Heyward, RF
Dan Uggla, 2B
Nate McLouth, LF
Derek Lowe, P

First pitch is 5:10 p.m. Mountain Daylight Time from Turner Field in Atlanta. In the Rocky Mountain region, the game will be broadcast on ROOT Sports. In Atlanta, it will be on Fox Sports South. The game can also be heard on 850 KOA in Denver and on WNNX in Atlanta.