clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

Game #145: Jason Hammel vs. Tim Lincecum

New, 629 comments

As Poseidon's Fist pointed out this afternoon, with a 4.5 game advantage over the Giants and eighteen games left to play, the only pressure the Rockies face this series is to avoid a sweep at all costs. San Francisco, on the other hand, is in a position where they need everything to go right for three games. With Tim Lincecum throwing at home tonight, one would normally expect this particular game to be a gimme for them, but he's being rushed back from back spasms and the San Francisco offense is going up against Jason Hammel.

Still, the Giants ballboys give the umpires juiced baseballs whenever San Francisco is up to bat and they give baseballs that have been soaking at the bottom of McCovey Cove for a month whenever Giants opponents come to the plate, so you know that the Rockies are probably going to lose this game anyway because the Giants are cheating.*


National League Wild Card Standings

W L PCT GB STRK
Colorado 82 62 .569 0 Lost 2
San Francisco 77 66 .538 4.5 Won 1
Florida 76 67 .531 5.5 Lost 1
Atlanta 75 68 .524 6.5 Won 4
Chicago 73 68 .517 7.5 Won 1
Houston 70 73 .489 11.5 Lost 1
Milwaukee 69 73 .485 12 Won 3
San Diego 65 79 .451 17 Won 2
Cincinnati 64 79 .447 17.5 Lost 1
New York 63 81 .437 19 Lost 2
Arizona 62 82 .430 20 Lost 3
Pittsburgh 55 86 .390 25.5 Won 1
Washington 50 93 .349 31.5 Won 1

(updated 9.14.2009 at 7:48 PM EDT)


*-- probably not accurate, but I'd like to see them prove it.


Lineup

Colorado Rockies @ San Francisco Giants

09/14/09 8:15 PM MDT

Colorado Rockies San Francisco Giants
Eric Young Jr. - 2B Eugenio Velez - LF
Carlos Gonzalez - CF Freddy Sanchez - 2B
Todd Helton - 1B Randy Winn - RF
Troy Tulowitzki - SS Pablo Sandoval - 3B
Seth Smith - LF Bengie Molina - C
Brad Hawpe - RF Juan Uribe - SS
Yorvit Torrealba - C Travis Ishikawa - 1B
Ian Stewart - 3B Aaron Rowand - CF
Jason Hammel - P Tim Lincecum - P

GO ROCKIES!