2013 Colorado Rockies Game No. 18: Brandon McCarthy vs. Juan Nicasio

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The Rockies are going for their ninth straight victory, ninth straight home win,third straight series sweep, and third straight Sunday victory. Can they pull it off at 2:10 MT against the D-backs?

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The Rockies look to continue their franchise best start to the season and at home as they go for their ninth straight victory Sunday afternoon. Offense is usually the name of the game for the Rockies, but the last two games against the Diamondbacks have been all about good pitching and timely hitting.

The Rockies might need to muster a few more runs than they have scored the last two ballgames as they have been held to just seven runs and nine hits in the series. Brandon McCarthy might be just the pitcher the Rockies need. McCarthy has struggled in the early going this season going 0-2 with a 7.47 ERA. Getting back on track might not be so easy for McCarthy as he is facing a Rockies offense that likely won't be kept dormant much longer.

Juan Nicasio toes the rubber for the Rockies as he looks to jump to 3-0 on the young season. Nicasio hasn't exactly been stellar, but he's keeping the Rockies in games and hopefully he can begin to find his groove. Nicasio will be facing a frustrated Diamondbacks offense, Cody Ross and manager Kirk Gibson were ejected from yesterday's game and Cody Ross said. "To be honest, I was frustrated with myself, with us, the way we've been not swinging the bats the last few games."

Let's hope Nicasio can keep them frustrated for one more game.

Rockies:

1. Eric Young Jr. CF

2. Jordan Pacheco 1B

3. Carlos Gonzalez LF

4. Troy Tulowitzki SS

5. Michael Cuddyer RF

6. Wilin Rosario C

7. Chris Nelson 3B

8. Jonathon Herrera 2B

9. Juan Nicasio P

Diamondbacks:

1. Gerrardo Parra LF

2. Martin Prado 2B

3. Paul Goldschmidt 1B

4. Miguel Montero C

5. Cody Ross RF

6. Eric Chavez 3B

7. Didi Gregorius SS

8. A.J. Pollock CF

9. Brandon McCarthy P

GO ROCKIES!! Bring out the brooms.

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