My reverse psychology has worked so far. After touting St. Louis as the division leaders and one of the better rotations in the league, we promptly outscore them 28-7 in the first three games. Nice...
Rockies win the series 3-0
|Fri 06/05|| WP: Jorge De La Rosa ( - ) |
LP: Adam Wainwright ( - )
|11 - 4 win|
|Sat 06/06|| WP: Aaron Cook ( - ) |
LP: Todd Wellemeyer ( - )
|10 - 1 win|
|Sun 06/07|| WP: Ubaldo Jimenez ( - ) |
LP: Joel Pineiro ( - )
|7 - 2 win|
Monday, Jun 8, 2009, 12:15 PM MDT
Jason Marquis vs Brad Thompson
Partly cloudy,rain. Game time temperature around 85.
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What is most impressive about the four game winning streak we are on now is the four pitchers we have put out there. Before the streak, the Rockies were just 11-28 in games started by Aaron Cook, Jorge de la Rosa, Ubaldo Jimenez and Jason Hammel.
So now we go for the rotation sweep with our winningest pitcher. Jason Marquis has figured into every decision so far this season, indicative of a pitcher with polarizing performances. In fact he only has one ESPN game score between 35 and 58. He has a chance to stand alone as the NL's sole 8-game winner after today.
And you know, pull within two games of Roy Halladay. Marquis for Cy Young!
#21 / Pitcher / Colorado Rockies
Aug 21, 1978
|2009 - Jason Marquis||7-4||4.10||1.37||35||27|
#48 / Pitcher / St. Louis Cardinals
Jan 31, 1982
|2009 - Brad Thompson||0-1||4.12||1.22||6||3|
This is Thompson's second start of the season. He allowed two runs in five innings against Cincy.
Colorado Rockies @ St. Louis Cardinals
06/08/09 12:15 PM MDT
|Colorado Rockies||St. Louis Cardinals|
|Dexter Fowler - CF||Skip Schumaker - 2B|
|Clint Barmes - 2B||Colby Rasmus - CF|
|Todd Helton - 1B||Albert Pujols - 1B|
|Brad Hawpe - RF||Ryan Ludwick - RF|
|Ian Stewart - 3B||Chris Duncan - LF|
|Troy Tulowitzki - SS||Yadier Molina - C|
|Carlos Gonzalez - LF||Tyler Greene - 3B|
|Paul Phillips - C||Brad Thompson - P|
|Jason Marquis - P||Brendan Ryan - SS|
As for the lineup...well, that's exactly how I would have constructed it.