Today’s Matchup – August 12, 2011

By Editorial Staff

Troy Tulowitzki is back in the lineup after a much-needed day off. He came to manager Jim Tracy and asked for a day off, telling Tracy his legs “felt heavy.” Tracy felt it was appropriate to give Tulo the day off to avoid any injuries. Jason Giambi is with the team in St. Louis today, but there hasn’t been an official roster move as of yet. Huston Street may also be available today after suffering triceps soreness, according to the club.

Watch RoxPile for the official word on roster moves when it comes.

Here are today’s lineups.

Game #120: Aaron Cook (2-6, 5.05 ERA) vs. Kyle Lohse (9-7, 3.45 ERA)

Games Back: 10.5 (NL West), 14.5 (Wild Card)
Games Left: 43
Streak: Lost 2
Last 10: 4-6
Elimination Number: 34

Colorado Rockies
Dexter Fowler, CF
Mark Ellis, 2B
Carlos Gonzalez, RF
Troy Tulowitzki, SS
Todd Helton, 1B
Seth Smith, LF
Chris Nelson, 3B
Chris Iannetta, C
Aaron Cook, P

Games Back: 4 (NL Central), 6 (Wild Card)
Games Left: 44
Streak: Won 1
Last 10: 6-4
Elimination Number: 41

St. Louis Cardinals
Rafael Furcal, SS
John Jay, CF
Albert Pujols, 1B
Matt Holliday, LF
Lance Berkman, RF
David Freese, 3B
Yadier Molina, C
Skip Shumaker, 2B
Kyle Lohse, P

First pitch is set for 6:15pm Mountain time from Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri. On TV, ROOT Sports will broadcast the game in the Rocky Mountain region, and Fox Sports Missouri will broadcast the game in the Missouri area. On the radio, 850 KOA will have the call in the Denver Metro Area, and KMOX 1120 will have the call in the St. Louis Metro Area.