Rockies at Mets, August 21 2012: Game Time, Lineups, And Preview


Colorado Rockies at New York Mets, 5:10 PM MDT

Colorado (47-73) looks to continue their mini-hot streak tonight against the Mets (57-65), the Rockies have won 9 of their last 14 games including taking game one of the current series with the Mets 3-1.

Jhoulys Chacin will come off the disabled list to make his first start since May 1st. Chacin struggled mightily staring the season 0-3 with a 7.30 ERA over five starts before being shut down with shoulder inflammation and nerve irritation in his right pectoral muscle. In his final rehab start with Triple-A Colorado Springs, Chacin threw 91 pitches, with 55 strikes, over 7 innings allowing one run on five hits. The Mets will send Chris Young to the mound, over 13 starts Young is 3-6 with a 4.50 ERA. The former Padre will make his 14th career start against the Rockies and is 5-3 with a 4.02 ERA in his career, but hasn’t faced Colorado since 2009.

Ramon Hernandez will start behind the plate in place of Wilin Rosario and bat cleanup, with Andrew Brown moving down to 6th and Tyler Colvin moving up to 5th in the order.

Charlie Blackmon (L) RF
Jordan Pacheco (R) 3B
Dexter Fowler (S) CF
Ramon Hernandez (R) C
Tyler Colvin (L) 1B
Andrew Brown (R) LF
DJ LeMahieu (R) 2B
Jonathan Herrera (S) SS
Jhoulys Chacin (R) P

Despite some shuffling of the 1-5 spots, Jordany Valdespin in for Scott Hairston in LF is the only change for the Mets from last night.

Mike Baxter (L) RF
Ruben Tejada (R) SS
Ike Davis (L) 1B
David Wright (R) 3B
Daniel Murphy (L) 2B
Jordany Valdespin (L) LF
Andres Torres (S) CF
Josh Thole (L) C
Chris Young (R) P