Today’s Matchup – September 6, 2011

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It’s call-up time!!

First off, I must apologize for the lack of daily posts. The good news is we’re back and ready to roll to bring you the best Rockies coverage on the web.

That said, let’s talk call-ups. I love September because we get to see, for a period of one month, the future of a club. This next month will say a lot about the future of the Rockies, and I’m excited. First, Drew Pomeranz was called up and will make his first start on Sunday. The much-anticipated debut of Wil Rosario will come today, and (my personal favorite) Jordan Pacheco makes his debut tonight, but at the hot corner instead of behind the plate. Those are just the notables – a full list will come very soon.

Game #142 – Josh Collmenter (9-8, 3.15 ERA) vs. Jason Hammel (7-13, 5.15 ERA)

81-60
Games Ahead: 15
Games Left: 19
Streak: Won 3
Last 10: 9-1
Magic Number: 15

Arizona Diamondbacks
Ryan Roberts, 3B
Aaron Hill, 2B
Justin Upton, RF
Miguel Montero, C
Paul Goldschmidt, 1B
Chris Young, CF
Gerardo Parra, LF
John McDonald, SS
Josh Collmenter, P

66-75
Games Back: 15
Games Left: 21
Streak: Lost 2
Last 10: 3-7
Elimination Number: 7

Colorado Rockies
Dexter Fowler, CF
Mark Ellis, 2B
Carlos Gonzalez, RF
Troy Tulowitzki, SS
Jason Giambi, 1B
Seth Smith, LF
Wilin Rosario, C
Jordan Pacheco, 3B
Jason Hammel, P

First pitch is set for 6:40pm Mountain time from Coors Field in Denver. On TV, ROOT Sports will have the call in the Rocky Mountain region, while Fox Sports Arizona will have the game in Arizona. On the radio, 850 KOA will broadcast the game in the Denver Metro Area, and KTAR 620 will have the call in the Phoenix area.