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Game #23: Jason Hammel vs. Barry Zito

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Jason Hammel

#46 / Pitcher / Colorado Rockies

6-6

220

R

R

Sep 02, 1982


vs.


Barry Zito

#75 / Pitcher / San Francisco Giants

6-4

205

L

L

May 13, 1978



At 9-13 and already 6.5 games behind the division lead, it's hard to overlook this game as even remotely unimportant. The Rockies have a chance to win a road series against a formidable divisional rival (the third best in the division by run differential so far) and can show that the promise that what we've been seeing in the Rockies run differential can be translated into meaningful performances. As long as Los Angeles continues on its current pace of going 81-0 in home games this season, the NL West might prove a prize out of reach, but at least the Wild Card still seems within a workable distance:


National League Wild Card Standings

W L PCT GB STRK
Philadelphia 12 10 .545 0 Won 1
Pittsburgh 12 11 .521 0.5 Won 1
Chicago 12 11 .521 0.5 Won 2
Cincinnati 12 11 .521 0.5 Lost 1
Milwaukee 12 12 .500 1 Lost 2
San Francisco 11 11 .500 1 Lost 1
Atlanta 11 12 .478 1.5 Lost 1
San Diego 11 13 .458 2 Lost 4
Arizona 11 13 .458 2 Won 2
New York 10 13 .434 2.5 Lost 1
Houston 10 14 .416 3 Won 1
Colorado 9 13 .409 3 Won 1
Washington 6 17 .260 6.5 Won 1

(updated 5.3.2009 at 2:53 PM EDT)


Woot! Win today and we might be able to pass Houston!

Sarcasm aside, despite being second to the lowest, the Rockies have outscored every opponent they've faced this season except for the Dodgers. It's time to translate that to more wins.

Go Rockies!


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Lineup

Colorado Rockies @ San Francisco Giants

05/03/09 2:05 PM MDT

Colorado Rockies San Francisco Giants
Dexter Fowler - CF Fred Lewis - LF
Ryan Spilborghs - LF Edgar Renteria - SS
Todd Helton - 1B Nate Schierholtz - RF
Garrett Atkins - 3B Pablo Sandoval - 3B
Brad Hawpe - RF Aaron Rowand - CF
Troy Tulowitzki - SS Travis Ishikawa - 1B
Chris Iannetta - C Emmanuel Burriss - 2B
Clint Barmes - 2B Steve Holm - C
Jason Hammel - P Barry Zito - P