Today’s Matchup – August 22, 2011

By Editorial Staff

Finally! A series with a team that has a record worse than ours!

The Rockies welcome in former teammate Clint Barmes to 20th and Blake today, along with fellow NL-bottom dwellers Houston Astros today, in what may shape up to be the National League Pillowfight series of the Week. Houston boasts a 42-85 recor (you read that right), while the Rockies proudly proclaim a 60-68 record.

If the Rockies come out of this series with anything less than two wins out of three, I’m becoming a Diamondbacks fan.

Game #129: Jhoulys Chacin (9-10, 3.59 ERA) vs. Brett Myers (3-12, 4.72 ERA)

Games Back: 33.5 (NL Central, Wild Card)
Games Left: 35
Streak: Last 1
Last 10: 4-6
Elimination Number: 2

Houston Astros
Jordan Schafer, CF
Jose Altuve, 2B
J.D. Martinez, LF
Carlos Lee, 1B
Brian Bogusevic, RF
Jimmy Paredes, 3B
Clint Barmes, SS
Humberto Quintero, C
Brett Myers, P

Games Back: 9.5 (NL West), 16 (Wild Card)
Games Left: 34
Streak: Won 2
Last 10: 5-5
Elimination Number: 26

Colorado Rockies
Eric Young, LF
Dexter Fowler, CF
Carlos Gonzalez, RF
Troy Tulowitzki, SS
Todd Helton, 1B
Ty Wigginton, 3B
Mark Ellis, 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 Houston will have the call in Texas. On the radio, 805 KOA will have the call in the Denver Metro Area and KTRH 740 will have the call in the Houston area.

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