Sunday, Jun 10, 2012, 1:10 PM MDT
#54 / Pitcher / Los Angeles Angels
Dec 12, 1982
|2012 - Ervin Santana||2-7||5.33||1.44||53||34|
#53 / Pitcher / Colorado Rockies
Jul 08, 1987
|2012 - Christian Friedrich||4-1||4.50||1.44||36||10|
Mostly sunny. Winds blowing in from right field at 5-10 m.p.h. Game time temperature around 70.
The Rockies need to win today to avoid being swept in their second straight home interleague series (which would make them 0-6 this season in an area where they've been good over the past five or six years). They'll send their best starter out today in Friedrich, but he'll need to pitch better at Coors Field than he has in his previous couple of home starts. He'll face Ervin Santana, who is struggling with his command (his BB/9 rate of 4.1 is the highest of his career) and has given up a league-leading 16 homers. The Rockies hit five yesterday, so hopefully they can lift a few more out of the park and actually have some runners on base this time.
Lineups after the jump...
1. Mike Trout (R) CF2. Torii Hunter (R) RF3. Albert Pujols (R) 1B4. Mark Trumbo (R) LF5. Howard Kendrick (R) 2B6. Alberto Callaspo (S) 3B7. Erick Aybar (S) SS8. John Hester (R) C9. Ervin Santana (R) P
1. Tyler Colvin (L) CF2. Marco Scutaro (R) SS3. Carlos Gonzalez (L) LF4. Michael Cuddyer (R) RF5. Todd Helton (L) 1B6. Jordan Pacheco (R) 3B7. Wilin Rosario (R) C8. Chris Nelson (R) 2B9. Christian Friedrich (R) P