Much as he was last year, Aaron Cook is being counted on by the Colorado Rockies to be their stopper, the guy that cancels out the negative vibes from a losing streak with a strong pitching performance. With Clint Hurdle's job potentially in the balance as well as the Rockies' (11-18) three game losing streak, Cook (1-1) will take the mound today against the Marlins' (17-14) Chris Volstad (2-1).
#41 / Pitcher / Florida Marlins
Sep 23, 1986
|2009 - Chris Volstad||2-1||2.97||1.10||32||15|
#28 / Pitcher / Colorado Rockies
Feb 08, 1979
|2009 - Aaron Cook||1-1||5.67||1.62||18||15|
To have any hope at salvaging a winning homestand the Rockies need a win this afternoon and they need to do it emphatically. That means the sticks have to get going while Cook performs like the stopper he's being asked to be.
05/10/09 1:10 PM MDT
|Florida Marlins||Colorado Rockies|
|Emilio Bonifacio - 3B||Dexter Fowler- CF|
|Chris Coghlan - LF||Troy Tulowitzki - SS|
|Hanley Ramirez - SS||Todd Helton - 1B|
|Ross Gload - 1B||Brad Hawpe - RF|
|Dan Uggla - 2B||Garrett Atkins - 3B|
|John Baker - C||Seth Smith - LF|
|Cody Ross - CF||Chris Iannetta - C|
|Jeremy Hermida - RF||Omar Quintanilla - 2B|
|Chris Volstad - P||Aaron Cook - P|
Notes on lineups:
-Quintanilla gets his first start of the season...Jorge Cantu rides the pine two subpar starts and is replaced by former Rockie Ross Gload...Jeremy Hermida drops to the 8-hole...Cameron Maybin still has yet to make an appearance at Coors Field.