Rockies Line-up, April 16 2012: Still No Cargo


The Rockies will try to hand the Padres their fifth straight loss tonight as two teams face off in their first match-up of 2012. San Diego comes in with a league worst 2-8 record while the Rockies are coming off their first series victory of the season, and come into tonight with a 4-5 record. Jeremy Guthrie will make his third start of the season, after pitching seven strong innings in the season opener, then getting lit up for six runs over 3 1/3 in his Coors Field debut against the Giants this past Wednesday. Cory Luebke comes in with a 0-1 record and a 5.40 ERA over two starts this season, but is coming off a solid performance giving up one run over 5 1/3 innings in a 2-1 Padres victory over the Diamondbacks in his last start.

For the Rockies Todd Helton is back at first after his regularly scheduled Sunday off and brings a .500 (4-8) career average against Luebke. Troy Tulowitzki has 3 hits in 10 at bats against Luebke including 2 home runs. Carlos Gonzalez will miss his 3rd straight game with strep throat, Tyler Colvin gets the start in his place. The rest of the line-up is the usual non-Sunday group and is as follows:

Marco Scutaro 2B
Dexter Fowler CF
Troy Tulowitzki SS
Todd Helton 1B
Michael Cuddyer RF
Tyler Colvin LF
Ramon Hernandez C
Chris Nelson 3B
Jeremy Guthrie P

The Padres come into the game hitting .191 as a team, second last in the National League, but have drawn a league high 48 walks over 20 games. Colorado native Chase Headley currently leads the league with 11 walks and is leading the Padres with 2 home runs and 8 RBI. Their line-up is below:

Cameron Maybin CF
Will Venable LF
Chase Headley 3B
Jeremy Hermida RF
Nick Hundley C
Yonder Alonso 1B
Andy Parrino 2B
Jason Bartlett SS
Cory Luebke P