Christian Friedrich is back on the mound for the Colorado Rockies after winning his major league debut last Wednesday -- a 6-2 victory over the San Diego Padres. He struck out seven and allowed two runs over six innings for what is currently the Rockies' last victory ... then came a sweep at the arms and bats of the Los Angeles Dodgers or something or other over the weekend, I think.
And now it's a road contest against Ryan Vogelsong and the San Francisco Giants. Friedrich should listen to Brutus (from Shakespeare's Julius Caesar, 4.3, 217-223):
There is a tide in the affairs of men.
Which, taken at the flood, leads on to fortune;
Omitted, all the voyage of their life
Is bound in shallows and in miseries.
On such a full sea are we now afloat,
And we must take the current when it serves,
Or lose our ventures.
Lineups after the jump.
Monday, May 14, 2012, 8:15 PM MDT
Christian Friedrich vs Ryan Vogelsong
Clear. Winds blowing out to right field at 5-15 m.p.h. Game time temperature around 55.
|Colorado Rockies||San Francisco Giants|
|1. Marco Scutaro 2B||1. Gregor Blanco RF|
|2. Tyler Colvin CF||2. Joaquin Arias 3B|
|3. Carlos Gonzalez LF||3. Melky Cabrera LF|
|4. Troy Tulowitzki SS||4. Buster Posey C|
|5. Todd Helton 1B||5. Angel Pagan CF|
|6. Michael Cuddyer RF||6. Brett Pill 1B|
|7. Wilin Rosario C||7. Charlie Culberson 2B|
|8. Jonathan Herrera 3B||8. Brandon Crawford SS|
|9. Christian Friedrich P||9. Ryan Vogelsong P|