Rockies At Diamondbacks, October 1st 2012: Game Time, Lineups, And Preview


September 26, 2012; Denver, CO, USA; Colorado Rockies pitcher Drew Pomeranz (13) delivers a pitch during the first inning against the Chicago Cubs at Coors Field.Mandatory Credit: Chris Humphreys-US PRESSWIRE

Colorado Rockies at Arizona Diamondbacks, 7:40 P.M. MT

The Rockies (62-97) and Diamondbacks (80-79) begin the final series of 2012 tonight. With a win in one of the three games Colorado will avoid a 100 loss season, which will be a small victory in the abyss that was the 2012 season.

Drew Pomeranz (2-9) will make his final start of a largely forgettable rookie season, but is coming off one of his better starts on the year going 5 innings without allowing a run, giving up 3 hits with 3 walks and 3 strikeouts a victory over the Cubs. Pomeranz has faced the Diamondbacks twice in his career and is 0-1 with a 11.05 ERA over 7 1/3 innings. Wade Miley (16-11) has a chance at becoming the 6th rookie pitcher since 1986 to win 17 games and improve his chances at the N.L. Rookie of the Year award.

Tyler Colvin returns to the starting line-up in center, full line-up below:

Josh Rutledge (R) 2B
Tyler Colvin (L) CF
Chris Nelson (R) 3B
Wilin Rosario (R) C
Andrew Brown (R) RF
Matt McBride (R) 1B
Charlie Blackmon (L) LF
Jonathan Herrera (S) SS
Drew Pomeranz (R) P

Diamondbacks Line-up below:

A.J. Pollock (R) CF
Aaron Hill (R) 2B
Justin Upton (R) RF
Paul Goldschmidt (R) 1B
Miguel Montero (L) C
Chris Johnson (R) 3B
Gerardo Parra (L) LF
John McDonald (R) SS
Wade Miley (L) P