Yesterday was a debacle, no one will argue that point, but baseball's got an awfully long season and the Rockies have to put that one behind them and focus on avoiding getting swept for the second series in a row.
Milwaukee has already won their first series at Coors Field since 2005 - now they're going for the sweep. They'll send Kyle Lohse to the mound to do the job. Lohse, in the second year of a $33 million free agent contract, has been very good for the Brewers this season. The 35 year-old has gone 8-2 this season in 102 innings over 15 starts, posting a 3.09 ERA, 1.02 WHIP, and 1.4 rWAR - all of which would lead the Rockies by a significant margin.
The Rockies will counter with Tyler Matzek, who has already thrown a gem and has lost a tough game against the Dodgers. Hopefully Matzek's third start is more like the former than the latter, but this Brewers lineup has more in common with LA's than it does Atlanta's.
In roster news, Michael McKenry will go on three day bereavement leave on Monday, so AAA catcher Jackson Williams will make a cameo appearance with the team beginning tomorrow. Per Thomas Harding, Wilton Lopez was never officially activated to the 40 man roster, meaning that Williams will take Michael Cuddyer's 40 man roster spot and that Lopez will remain in limbo. Rob Scahill will be joining the team as well today to take the spot that Lopez was going to fill.
With all of that roster craziness, here are today's lineups:
|MILWAUKEE BREWERS||COLORADO ROCKIES|
|Rickie Weeks - 2B||Charlie Blackmon - RF|
|Ryan Braun - RF||Drew Stubbs - CF|
|Jonathan Lucroy - C||Troy Tulowitzki - SS|
|Carlos Gomez - CF||Justin Morneau - 1B|
|Aramis Ramirez - 3B||Corey Dickerson - LF|
|Khris Davis - LF||Wilin Rosario - C|
|Mark Reynolds - 1B||Josh Rutledge - 2B|
|Jean Segura - SS||Charlie Culberson - 3B|
|Kyle Lohse - RHP||Tyler Matzek - RHP|
Also, lest I forget, there is a soccer match of some importance that will be going on during this game. The Party Deck might be the best place to discuss that action, but I'll let the commentariat decide whether to bring that into the Game Thread or not.