Tonight, two disappointing aces will duel in the desert. Guthrie has been an unmitigated disaster, particularly at home, while Ian Kennedy shows just how hard it is to maintain elite performance in the bigs. Nothing about Kennedy v2012 is drastically different than Kennedy v2011. He's just a little bit worse across the board. A small decrease in strikeouts, groundballs and strand rate, a small increase in walks, home runs, and BABIP.
|2012 - Ian Kennedy||4-5||11||11||0||0||0||0||69.2||74||34||33||9||18||59||4.26||1.32|
The Rockies can win their third consecutive series tonight, something they have accomplished this season, believe it or not. The lone occasion came April 13-22, with home series wins against these Diamondbacks and the Padres, and a road series win against the Brewers, polished off by a dominant performance by...Jeremy Guthrie.
|2012 - Jeremy Guthrie||3-3||11||8||0||0||0||0||47.2||58||34||29||10||17||19||5.48||1.57|
To get there, Jim Tracy is going with what constitutes Colorado's A-lineup these days. Included are Dexter Fowler and Wilin Rosario, each of whom are riding the longest hitting streaks of their careers, nine and seven games, respectively. Fowler's previous high was eight, accomplished twice, but not since his rookie season in 2009. Carlos Gonzalez (9) and Todd Helton (10) also have hitting streaks going.
06/05/12 7:40 PM MDT
|Colorado Rockies||COLORADO ROCKIES|
|Dexter Fowler - CF||Gerardo Parra - RF|
|Marco Scutaro - SS||Willie Bloomquist - SS|
|Carlos Gonzalez - LF||Jason Kubel - LF|
|Michael Cuddyer - RF||Miguel Montero - C|
|Todd Helton - 1B||Chris Young - CF|
|Jordan Pacheco - 3B||Lyle Overbay - 1B|
|Wilin Rosario - C||Josh Bell - 3B|
|DJ LeMahieu - 2B||Aaron Hill - 2B|
|Jeremy Guthrie - P||Ian Kennedy - P|
No Upton, no Goldschmidt!