Today’s Matchup – August 14, 2011

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The Rockies better bring their A-game tonight – they have a date with the Cardinals in primetime in front of the entire country.

Ty Wigginton will be back at third after a few days, and Mark Ellis will continue to play second tonight.

A bit of breaking news – third base coach Rich Dauer was hit in the head by a line drive at first base during batting practice today at Busch Stadium. After a nasty bloody nose, Dauer got up and walked off the field under his own power. Jim Tracy said Dauer was okay. Watch RoxPile for the latest.

Game #122: Esmil Rogers (6-1, 5.85 ERA) vs. Edwin Jackson (1-1, 4.95 ERA)


 56-65
Games Back: 11.5 (NL West), 14 (Wild Card)
Games Left: 41
Streak: Won 1
Last 10: 5-5
Elimination Number: 31

Colorado Rockies
Eric Young, Jr., LF
Mark Ellis, 2B
Carlos Gonzalez, CF
Troy Tulowitzki, SS
Todd Helton, 1B
Seth Smith, RF
Ty Wigginton, 3B
Chris Iannetta, C
Esmil Rogers, P

64-56
Games Back: 5.5 (NL Central), 5.5 Wild Card)
Games Left: 42
Streak: Lost 1
Last 10: 6-4
Elimination Number: 38

St. Louis Cardinals
Furcal, SS
Jay, CF
Pujols, 1B
Holliday, LF
Lance Berkman, RF
Yadier Molina, C
Skip Schumaker, 2B
Edwin Jackson, P

First pitch is set for 6:05pm Mountain time from Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri. On TV, ESPN will cover the game nationally. On the radio, ESPN Radio will have the game nationwide, 850 KOA will carry the game in the Denver Metro Area, and KMOX 1120 will have the call in the St. Louis area.