Jeremy Guthrie and Tim Lincecum were Opening Day starters. Their ERAs are both horrible. While Guthrie has been beaten by the home run and inability to strike anyone out, Lincecum has been killed by just getting hit around. The Rockies took advantage of him at Coors Field early and often earlier this season, but don't expect the Rockies' lineup to get the same formula.
Lincecum gave up eight hits in that 17-8 loss - seven on his changeup -- and said it was evident to him that Rockies hitters were sitting on the offering. ("It just happened too quickly. I didn't give myself a chance to think about what was going on.") He's been spooked to throw it as his out pitch ever since.
Somehow, Troy Tulowitzki is back in the lineup after nearly having his kneecap shatter in last night's game.
Colorado Rockies @ San Francisco Giants
05/15/12 8:15 PM MDT
|Colorado Rockies||San Francisco Giants|
|Tyler Colvin - CF||Gregor Blanco - RF|
|Jonathan Herrera - 2B||Brandon Belt - 1B|
|Carlos Gonzalez - LF||Melky Cabrera - LF|
|Troy Tulowitzki - SS||Buster Posey - C|
|Todd Helton - 1B||Angel Pagan - CF|
|Michael Cuddyer - RF||Joaquin Arias - 3B|
|Ramon Hernandez - C||Brandon Crawford - SS|
|Jordan Pacheco - 3B||Emmanuel Burriss - 2B|
|Jeremy Guthrie - P||Tim Lincecum - P|