Today’s Matchup – August 24, 2011

By Editorial Staff

Okay, last night’s win was great. Other aspects, not so much. There’s no denying it. Alex White was… okay, but the defense really struggled. Once White departed, I asked a friend about her thoughts on Alex White. Her response? “I miss Ubaldo.” I’ll second that.

But today is kind of an outrageous day when it comes to Rockies transactions.

Stay with me – we have a lot to go over today.

The Rockies selected the contract of infielder Kevin Kouzmanoff today from Triple-A Colorado Springs. The team acquired the Colorado native from San Diego, and he will play today. The Rockies also optioned infielder Chris Nelson and designated reliever Ryan Rohlinger for assignment. That’s really frustrating because Nelson has been a solid glove and bat, and Rohlinger has also been very effective out of the bullpen.

The most ridiculous transaction isn’t really a transaction yet. The team is talking about a trade with Houston for pitcher Wandy Rodriguez, who is scheduled to throw for the Astros today. Who does Houston want for Rodriguez? Wil Rosario, the Rockies’ best prospect.

Umm… (Courtest of Austin Powers) How about no?

Game 131: Wandy Rodriguez (9-9, 3.91 ERA) vs. Aaron Cook (3-7, 5.23 ERA)

Games Back: 35 (NL Central), 35.5 (Wild Card)’
Games Left: 33
Streak: Lost 3
Last 10: 4-6
Elimination Number: Eliminated

Houston Astros
Jordan Schafer, CF
J.B. Shuck, LF
Matt Downs, 2B
Carlos Lee, 1B
Brian Bogusevic, RF
Jimmy Paredes, 3B
Clint Barmes, SS
Carlos Corporan, C
Wandy Rodriguez, P

Games Back: 8.5 (NL West), 16 (Wild Card)
Games Left: 32
Streak: Won 4
Last 10: 7-3
Elimination Number: 25

Colorado Rockies
Eric Young, Jr., LF
Dexter Fowler, CF
Carlos Gonzalez, RF
Troy Tulowitzki, SS
Ty Wigginton, 1B
Kevin Kouzmanoff, 3B
Eliezer Alfonzo, C
Mark Ellis, 2B
Aaron Cook, P

First pitch is set for 1:10pm Mountain time from Coors Field in Denver. On TV, Fox Sports Houston will have the call in Texas. No TV in Colorado. 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.

Follow RoxPile on Twitter here and your RoxPile writers Ben WarwickMichelle HoagSamantha Fox, and Matt Gross.