The Rockies against a knuckleballer. Hurdle knows a bit about facing knuckleballers. Who knows, maybe we'll have our own knuckleballer on the big team a few years down the road. But for now, we need to settle on our guys facing the knuckleball.
Here are the lineups (simple reg. req.), according to Michael Vega:
BOSTON 1. Dustin Pedroia, 2B 2. Kevin Youkilis, 1B 3. David Ortiz, DH 4. Manny Ramirez, LF 5. J.D Drew, RF 6. Mike Lowell, 3B 7. Coco Crisp, CF 8. Doug Mirabelli, C 9. Julio Lugo, SS COLORADO 1. Willy Taveras, CF 2. Kaz Matsui, 2B 3. Matt Holliday, LF 4. Todd Helton, 1B 5. Garrett Atkins, 3B 6. Brad Hawpe, RF 7. Ryan Spilborghs, DH 8. Troy Tulowitzki, SS 9. Yorvit Torreabla, 2BWell, I think Torrealba is actually going to play catcher tonight. Unless anyone has heard about Kaz moving behind the plate.