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2011 Rockies Game # 141: Josh Collmenter vs. Jason Hammel

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For a game that means virtually nothing for Rockies fans at this point, there sure is plenty of intrigue in tonight's game for Rockies fans. For one, the Diamondbacks are division leaders and the Rockies have acted like toddler Kardashians in the face of the snakes on the motherbleeping baseball plain so far this seaosn.

So storyline one: will the men in purple act like men who don't wear purple and fight off the snakes for once? Please?

Storyline two: the Diamondbacks' starting pitcher pitches like he is throwing axes. Or maybe as if he is trying his best to throw his back instead of the ball. Or vaguely like my pitching attempts left-handed. 'Tis interesting to watch at the least.

Storyline three: Jason Hammel has already leveraged Jhoulys Chacin's illness into a return to the rotation. Now, he will attempt to show the effectiveness he's lacked all season, perhaps his chance to convince the Rockies' brass to bring Hammel back in 2012.

Storyline four: easily the most intriguing one. The Rockies' top two catching prospects are in uniform and in the Rockies' line-up. Spring training superhero Jordan Pacheco gets the start at third base after a poor AAA season, while the preseason organizational top prospect Wilin Rosario leaps from AA Tulsa to start behind the dish. His appearance tonight will be the start of his attempt to prove Muzia's gifted underachiever theory correct.

Lineup

Arizona Diamondbacks @ Colorado Rockies

09/06/11 6:40 PM MDT

ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS Colorado Rockies
Ryan Roberts - 3B Dexter Fowler - CF
Aaron Hill - 2B Mark Ellis - 2B
Justin Upton - RF Carlos Gonzalez - RF
Miguel Montero - C Troy Tulowitzki - SS
Paul Goldschmidt - 1B Jason Giambi - 1B
Chris Youngz - CF Seth Smith - LB
Gerardo Parra - LF WILIN FREAKING ROSARIO - C
John McDonald - SS Jordan Pacheco - 3B
Josh Collmenter - P Jason Hammel - P


Josh Collmenter

#55 / Pitcher / Arizona Diamondbacks

6-4

235

R

R

Feb 07, 1986

W-L G GS CG SHO SV BS IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP
2011 - Josh Collmenter 9-8 27 20 0 0 0 0 130.0 112 49 46 12 24 88 3.18 1.05


Jason Hammel

#46 / Pitcher / Colorado Rockies

6-6

215

R

R

Sep 02, 1982

W-L G GS CG SHO SV BS IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP
2011 - Jason Hammel 7-13 29 25 0 0 0 0 150.1 163 95 86 19 65 79 5.15 1.52