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2012 Rockies Game #72: Stephen Strasburg vs Jeff Francis


Current Series

Dodgers lead the series 2-0

Fri 05/11 WP: Chris Capuano (5 - 0)
LP: Jamie Moyer (1 - 3)
3 - 7 loss

Washington Nationals
@ Colorado Rockies

Monday, Jun 25, 2012, 6:40 PM MDT
Coors Field


Stephen Strasburg

#37 / Pitcher / Washington Nationals

6-4

220

R

R

Jul 20, 1988


W-L G GS CG SHO SV BS IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP
2012 - Stephen Strasburg 9-1 14 14 0 0 0 0 84.0 65 26 23 6 22 110 2.46 1.04



vs


Jeff Francis

#26 / Pitcher / Colorado Rockies

6-5

220

L

L

Jan 08, 1981


W-L G GS CG SHO SV BS IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP
2012 - Jeff Francis 0-1 3 3 0 0 0 0 13.2 24 13 13 1 4 6 8.56 2.05




Partly cloudy. Winds blowing out to left field at 5-10 m.p.h. Game time temperature around 95.

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Sun 05/13 WP: Ted Lilly (5 - 0)
LP: Alex White (0 - 2)
5 - 11 loss

Tonight is going to be more an exploration in how awesome Stephen Strasburg is. I know it's a bit disingenuous to be this excited to see an opposing pitcher, but hey, I did it back in 2006 when Roger Clemens was still with the Astros. Clemens pitched pretty well, and then Garrett Atkins hit a salami off of the Houston bullpen and Brian Fuentes notched the save.

It was a pretty good night.

I'd like to see Strasburg have an impressive outing, and then the Washington bullpen completely implode against the fury of the Baby Bull and friends.

Quick Dexter Fowler love:

For the second-straight game, Rockies center Dexter Fowler reached base safely three times last night, as he went 1-for-2 with 2 walks...on Saturday, Fowler went 3-for-4 with a home run and 2 runs scored...Fowler has hit safely in five-consecutive games, at .438 (7-for-16) with a triple, a home run, 2 RBI, 4 runs scored and 3 walks...Fowler continues to lead the Rockies with his 32 walks, while his 7 triples are tied for the NL lead with the Cubs' Starlin Castro.

  • Fowler currently owns an .892 OPS (.374 OBP, .518 SLG) in his 67 games played this season...his .892 OPS is second on the club, only to Carlos Gonzalez's .989 mark (.385 OBP, .604 SLG).
  • Fowler's .892 OPS is the second-best mark among National League center fielders, as only Andrew McCutchen's .975 OPS is higher.

Lineups and all that jazz after the jump.

THEM

1. Danny Espinosa (S) 2B
2. Bryce Harper (L) CF
3. Ryan Zimmerman (R) 3B
4. Michael Morse (R) RF
5. Adam LaRoche (L) 1B
6. Ian Desmond (R) SS
7. Tyler Moore (R) LF
8. Jesus Flores (R) C
9. Stephen Strasburg (R) P

US

1. Dexter Fowler (S) CF
2. Marco Scutaro (R) 2B
3. Carlos Gonzalez (L) LF
4. Michael Cuddyer (R) RF
5. Todd Helton (L) 1B
6. Jordan Pacheco (R) 3B
7. Wilin Rosario (R) C
8. Jonathan Herrera (S) SS
9. Jeff Francis (L) P