Today’s Matchup – August 16, 2011


The Rockies got a HUGE morale booster last night when Jason Giambi knocked a ball over the right field auxiliary scoreboard with two outs in the bottom of the ninth last night.

Hopefully the team can use this big win as a spark to get themselves rolling, and perhaps even get back in the playoffs race. Finally the Rockies play a team with a worse record then them – tonight is a great chance to go for two in a row, because Anibal Sanchez hasn’t won since June and the Rox are set to defend their home turf.

Game #124: Anibal Sanchez (6-6, 4.00 ERA) vs. Jhoulys Chacin (9-9, 3.39 ERA)

Games Back: 23 (NL East), 14.5 (Wild Card)
Games Left: 41
Streak: Lost 3
Last 10: 1-9
Elimination Number: 20

Florida Marlins
Emilio Bonifacio, SS
Bryan Petersen, LF
Mike Stanton, RF
Greg Dobbs, 1B
Gaby Sanchez, 1B
Mike Cameron, CF
John Buck, C
Jose Lopez, 2B
Anibal Sanchez, P

Games Back: 12 (NL West), 14.5 (Wild Card)
Games Left: 39
Streak: Won 1
Last 10: 5-5
Elimination Number: 29

Colorado Rockies
Dexter Fowler, CF
Mark Ellis, 2B
Carlos Gonzalez, RF
Troy Tulowitzki, SS
Todd Helton, 1B
Seth Smith, LF
Chris Nelson, 2B
Chris Iannetta, C
Jhoulys Chacin, 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.

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