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Game #63: Jesse Litsch vs. Jeff Francis

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I hate arguments suggesting that trends of years past trump current talent levels. After the Rockies continued to struggle with the Astros, I'm having trouble debunking that assertion now. After winning the first two games against Toronto, all Colorado needs for an interleague sweep is one last home victory.

The home team has won the last 11 games in the Toronto/Colorado series, so that's an automatic win, right? The Blue Jays have lost 4 of 5. Automatic win? The Rockies have won four straight interleague games, tying the Mets, Padres, Red Sox and White Sox for best interleague record in the league. Win? Jesse Litsch will be making his first start since April 13, 2009; he has since had Tommy John surgery and posted an 0-3 record and 8.18 ERA in four AAA rehab starts. Win?

Don't ask me. Sometimes this game doesn't make sense.


Jesse Litsch

#51 / Pitcher / Toronto Blue Jays

6-1

215

R

R

Mar 09, 1985



Jeff Francis

#26 / Pitcher / Colorado Rockies

6-5

205

L

L

Jan 08, 1981


W-L G GS CG SHO SV BS IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP
2010 - Jeff Francis 1-2 5 5 0 0 0 0 31.1 32 12 12 2 6 15 3.45 1.21





Lineup

Toronto Blue Jays @ Colorado Rockies

06/13/10 1:10 PM MDT

Toronto Blue Jays Colorado Rockies
Jose Bautista - RF Jonathan Herrera - 2B
Aaron Hill - 2B Todd Helton - 1B
Adam Lind - LF Carlos Gonzalez - CF
Vernon Wells - CF Brad Hawpe - RF
Alex Gonzalez - SS Ryan Spilborghs - LF
Lyle Overbay - 1B Ian Stewart - 3B
John Buck - C Chris Iannetta - C
Edwin Encarnacion - 3B Clint Barmes - SS
Jesse Litsch - P Jeff Francis - P