Today’s Matchup – August 15, 2011

By Editorial Staff

Seventeen straight Sundays. An official Major League record. No team in the history of the game has lost more times on one day of the week than the 2011 Colorado Rockies.

Harsh burden to bear, isn’t it?

Let’s add injury to insult – third base coach Rich Dauer was hit in the fact by a thrown ball from Chris Nelson during batting practice in St. Louis yesterday. He’s okay, though. He fractured his nose. No word on whether or not he’ll be at third today.

Kevin Millwood takes the hill in his second Rockies start looking for a win for the team today against a struggling Marlins team.

Game #123: Clay Hensley (1-4, 4.50 ERA) vs. Kevin Millwood (0-1, 3.86 ERA)

Games Back: 22.5 (NL East), 13.5 (Wild Card)
Games Left: 42
Streak: Lost 2
Last 10: 1-9
Elimination Number: 21

Florida Marlins
Emilio Bonifacio, SS
Bryan Petersen, LF
Mike Stanton, RF
Greg Dobbs, 3B
Gaby Sanchez, 1B
John Buck, C
Dewayne Wise, CF
Alfredo Amezega, 2B
Clay Hensley, P

Games Back: 12.5 (NL West), 14.5 (Wild Card)
Games Left: 40
Streak: Lost 1
Last 10: 4-6
Elimination Number: 29

Colorado Rockies
Eric Young, Jr., LF
Dexter Fowler, CF
Carlos Gonzalez, RF
Troy Tulowitzki, SS
Jason Giambi, 1B
Eliezer Alfonzo, C
Chris Nelson, 3B
Jonathan Herrera, 2B
Kevin Millwood, P

First pitch is set for 6:40pm Mountain time from Coors Field in Denver. On TV, ROOT Sports has the call in the Rocky Mountain region, and Fox Sports Florida will have the call in Florida. On the radio, 805 KOA will have the call in the Denver Metro Area and WAXY 790 will have the call in the Miami area.