Today’s Matchup – July 26, 2011

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Add Jason Giambi to the list of those Rockies on the disabled list – he was placed on the 15-day DL today after straining his left quad last night against the Dodgers. Good news? That means he’ll probably stay in a Colorado uniform for the rest of this year. Hopefully.

This may turn out to be the best pitcher’s duel in quite a while. These are two of the premier young pitchers in the National League today. Both are 23, and have been dominant. Save for Chacin’s recent struggles, he’s been one of Colorado’s better pitchers this year. This

should

could be one of the better games so far this year.

Game #104: Jhoulys Chacin (8-7, 3.60 ERA) vs. Clayton Kershaw (11-4, 2.72 ERA)

48-55
Games Back: 11 (NL West, Wild Card)
Games Left: 58
Streak: Lost 3
Last 10: 3-7
Elimination Number: 49

Colorado Rockies
Dexter Fowler, CF
Jonathan Herrera, 3B
Todd Helton, 1B
Troy Tulowitzki, SS
Ty Wigginton, LF
Mark Ellis, 2B
Ryan Spilborghs, RF
Chris Iannetta, C
Jhoulys Chacin, P

46-56
Games Back: 12.5 (NL West, Wild Card)
Games Left: 60
Streak: Won 3
Last 10: 5-5
Elimination Number: 48

Los Angeles Dodgers
Tony Gwinn, Jr., LF
Rafael Furcal, SS
Andre Ethier, RF
Matt Kemp, CF
Aaron Miles, 3B
Juan Rivera, 1B
Dinoer Navarro, C
Jamey Carroll, 2B
Clayton Mortenson, P

First pitch is set for 8:10pm Mountain time from Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, California. ROOT Sports (in the Rocky Mountain region) and 850 KOA (in the Denver Metro Area) will have the call.