Today’s Matchup – September 7, 2011


A bit of news from LoDo today – outfielder Ryan Spilborghs and infielder Jonathan Herrera are likely to miss the rest of the season, the club announced today. Spilborghs injured his hurt right foot while making a play on Monday, and Herrera fractured his right index and pinky fingers after having them slammed in a door. Surgery won’t be required for either of the players, to which manager Jim Tracy said “We dodged a bullet.”

If you ask me, other than the seven-run seventh inning yesterday, the highlight of the win last night was definitely third baseman Jordan Pacheco. He had his first two Major League hits and his first Major League RBI yesterday in an impressive debut. Catcher Wilin Rosario also nearly drove one over the center field wall in his first at-bat. Both are in the starting lineup again today.

Game #143 – Joe Saunders (9-12, 3.86 ERA) vs. Kevin Millwood (2-1, 3.34 ERA)

Games Ahead: 6 (NL West)
Games Left: 18
Streak: Lost 1
Last 10: 8-2
Magic Number: 15

Arizona Diamondbacks
The Diamondbacks lineup was not available at the time this was posted.

Games Back: 14
Games Left: 20
Streak: Won 1
Last 10: 4-6
Elimination Number: 7

Colorado Rockies
Dexter Fowler, CF
Mark Ellis, 2B
Carlos Gonzalez, RF
Troy Tulowitzki, SS
Ty Wigginton, 1B
Seth Smith, LF
Wilin Rosario, C
Jordan Pacheco, 3B
Kevin Millwood, P

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