Today’s Matchup – July 20, 2011

By Editorial Staff

The Rockies broke out the bats yesterday in a 12-3 rout of the Atlanta Braves. Tulo and Cargo both hit home runs, Dexter Fowler and Seth Smith both had RBI triples, and Todd Helton claimed sole possession of second place in the NL batting race at .325.

Let’s go for broke – how about two in a row?

Game #98: Tim Hudson (9-6, 3.44 ERA) vs. Juan Nicasio (4-2, 4.24 ERA)

Games Back: 4 (NL East), Wild Card Leader
Games Left: 65
Streak: Lost 1
Last 10: 6-4
Elimination Number: 62

Atlanta Braves
Jordan Schafer, CF
Martin Prado, 3B
Freddie Freeman, 1B
Dan Uggla, 2B
Jason Heyward, RF
Alex Gonzalez, SS
David Ross, C
Nate McClouth, LF
Tim Hudson, P

Games Back: 10 (NL West), 11 (Wild Card)
Games Left: 65
Streak: Won 1
Last 10: 5-5
Elimination Number: 66

Colorado Rockies
Carlos Gonzalez, LF
Mark Ellis, 2B
Todd Helton, 1B
Troy Tulowitzki, SS
Seth Smith, RF
Eliezer Alfonzo, C
Ian Stewart, 3B
Dexter Fowler, CF
Juan Nicasio, P

First pitch is set for 6:40pm Mountain time from Coors Field in Denver. On TV, ROOT Sports will have the call in the Rocky Mountain region, and Fox Sports South will have the call in the Atlanta region. On the radio, 850 KOA will have the call in Denver, and 680 AM will have the call in Atlanta.