A little lineup juggling to get Ryan Spillborghs and Yorvit Torrealba some playing time. Iannetta's been struggling at the plate lately, so it makes some sense with that switch, and Mock has had difficulty with both left and right handed batters, guys like Corey Hart, Alfonso Soriano and Mike Cameron have hit him well, so Spilly's not as counterintuitive as it might seem. Since he hasn't seen any playing time at all in Washington, it's a good opportunity to keep him fresh.
Hammel needs to rebound tonight. With the Giants loss, a sweep would allow the Rockies a buffer heading into tomorrow's key home series against San Francisco.
08/20/09 5:05 PM MDT
|Colorado Rockies||Washington Nationals|
|Carlos Gonzalez - CF||Nyjer Morgan - CF|
|Ryan Spilborghs - LF||Cristian Guzman - SS|
|Todd Helton - 1B||Ryan Zimmerman - 3B|
|Troy Tulowitzki - SS||Adam Dunn - 1B|
|Brad Hawpe - RF||Josh Willingham - LF|
|Ian Stewart - 3B||Elijah Dukes - RF|
|Clint Barmes - 2B||Josh Bard - C|
|Yorvit Torrealba - C||Alberto Gonzalez - 2B|
|Jason Hammel - P||Garrett Mock - P|