Spring Training Game #13: Franklin Morales vs John Lackey

The Rockies travel to Tempe Diablo today to take on John Lackey and the Angels where LA is undefeated (7-0) thus far this Spring. Franklin Morales gets the start for the Rockies with Jason Hirsh also scheduled to pitch. Morales has probably taken an edge in the fifth starter battle with his work thus far, he'll look to continue that against a well oiled Angels team.

There are other intriguing storylines with the pitching scheduled for today. If Morales does falter, Hirsh is hoping a strong appearance today puts him back into the mix for that slot, and the Rockies would probably also appreciate it if one of their more veteran candidates would serve notice to Jorge De La Rosa to not take anything for granted. Huston Street has also had his issues this Spring and looks for a clean inning, as does Matt Belisle in the hopes that he can put some pressure on Juan Morillo for the roster spot that Taylor Buchholz's injury opened up. 

Former Rockie Justin Speier is also scheduled to pitch for the Angels. Their press pass also lists prospect Jordan Walden, David Herndon, Matt Willhite and Kevin Jepsen as scheduled to get work in.

Here's the Gameday link, the game is also scheduled to be on Gameday Audio.

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