Rockies Line-up, June 28 2012


Josh Outman continues his quest for win number one of 2012 in a day game closing out the series with the Nationals today. Outman is 0-3 with a 8.64 ERA, and is 0-2 with a 8.41 ERA over five starts. He showed promise in his first start, shutting out the Dodgers for 3 1/3 innings, but has given up 19 runs over 17 innings in his last 4 four, including being removed with two outs in the fifth inning with an 11-2 lead in a Rockies victory of the Rangers in his last start. Outman is part of a Rockies rotation that has gone 13-35 with a 6.46 ERA in 2012, no Rockies starter has recorded a win since June 4th, and the rotation is 0-14 with an ERA over nine since that win. Edwin Jackson takes the mound for the Nationals, Jackson is 4-4 on the season with a 2.91 ERA and is 3-1 with a 2.30 ERA this month, but has struggled at Coors in the past, giving up 21 runs over 12 innings spanning 3 starts, most recently giving up 10 runs on 11 hits over 2 1/3 innings in a 12-1 Rockies win over the Diamondbacks.

Several Rockies hitters have had success against Jackson, Todd Helton is 5-12 (.417), Marco Scutaro is 6-20 (.300) with 2 home runs, Michael Cuddyer is 5-9 (.556) and Carlos Gonzalez is 3-5 (.600). Dexter Fowler comes in with a 8 game hitting streak while Cargo has a 16 game home hitting streak in which he is hitting .449 with 7 home runs and 16 RBI.

Dexter Fowler (S) CF
Marco Scutaro (R) 2B
Carlos Gonzalez (L) LF
Todd Helton (L) 1B
Chris Nelson (R) 3B
Tyler Colvin (L) RF
Wil Nieves (R) C
Jonathan Herrera (S) SS
Josh Outman (L) P

No one currently on the Nationals has faced Outman in the majors.

Danny Espinosa (S) 2B
Bryce Harper (L) CF
Ryan Zimmerman (R) 3B
Michael Morse (R) RF
Adam LaRoche (L) 1B
Ian Desmond (R) SS
Tyler Moore (R) LF
Jesus Flores (R) C
Edwin Jackson (R) P