Today’s Matchup – July 6, 2011


With all due respect to Aaron Cook, this is not a pitching matchup that works well in the Rockies’ favor. In fact, I can’t help but be reminded of the matchup that led to Ubaldo Jimenez’s first career no-hitter last April at Turner Field. Can you even remember the name of the pitcher he beat? Kenshin Kawakami. Languishing in Double-A. If fortunes really are reversed in this game, let’s hope Cook’s fate is slightly different in the end. Lineup notes: still no Cargo, no Tulo. No win-o, I think.

Game #87 – Aaron Cook (0-3, 4.66) vs. Jair Jurrjens (11-3, 1.89)

Colorado Rockies (41-45)
Games Back: 6.5 (NL West); 9.5 (Wild Card)
Games Left: 75
Streak: Lost 3
Last 10: 2-8
Elimination Number: 70

Tonight’s Lineup
Charlie Blackmon, CF
Jonathan Herrera, SS
Todd Helton, 1B
Ty Wigginton, LF
Seth Smith, RF
Mark Ellis, 2B
Ian Stewart, 3B
Matt Pagnozzi, C
Aaron Cook, P

Atlanta Braves (51-39)
Games Back: 4 (NL East); 0 (Wild Card)
Games Left: 74
Streak: Won 2
Last 10: 8-2
Elimination Number: 72

Tonight’s Lineup
Jordan Schafer, CF
Alex Gonzalez, SS
Brian McCann, C
Chipper Jones, 3B
Freddie Freeman, 1B
Eric Hinske, RF
Dan Uggla, 2B
Nate McLouth, LF
Jair Jurrjens, 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.