Rockies Line-up, June 27 2012: Edwar Cabrera Debuts


Rockies fans will get their first look at Edwar Cabrera in a MLB uniform tonight as the 24 year old left-hander makes his debut. Cabrera made a name for himself last season, leading the minors with 217 strikeouts over 167 innings while going 8-3 over 26 starts splitting time between Single-A Ashville and High-A Modesto. This season Cabrera was 8-4 with a 2.94 ERA and a WHIP of 0.898 with Double-A Tulsa. He comes to Colorado with a plus change-up and average two-seam fastball, but needs to develop a third pitch to succeed as a starter, but has been working on a slider this season. Jordan Zimmerman starts for the Nationals with a tough luck 3-6 record to go along with a 2.89 ERA. Zimmerman lost his last start despite giving up only two runs over seven innings against Baltimore. He has pitched in two games at Coors Field in his career with a 1-0 record and a 3.72 ERA.

Marco Scutaro returns to the line-up after being hit in the helmet with a pitch on Monday.

Dexter Fowler (S) CF
Marco Scutaro (R) SS
Carlos Gonzalez (L) LF
Michael Cuddyer (R) 1B
Tyler Colvin (L) RF
Jordan Pacheco (R) 3B
Chris Nelson (R) 2B
Wilin Rosario (R) C
Edwar Cabrera (L) P

Nationals Line-up

Danny Espinosa (S) 2B
Bryce Harper (L) CF
Ryan Zimmerman (R) 3B
Michael Morse (R) RF
Ian Desmond (R) SS
Mark DeRosa (R) LF
Tyler Moore (R) 1B
Jhonatan Solano (R) C
Jordan Zimmermann (R) P