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Game 8: Juan Nicasio vs. Tim Lincecum

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Rockies look to regain their mojo against two-time Cy Young Award winner.

Juan Nicasio gets his second start of the season for the Rockies against San Francisco.
Juan Nicasio gets his second start of the season for the Rockies against San Francisco.
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Colorado Rockies
@ San Francisco Giants

Tuesday, Apr 9, 2013, 8:15 PM MDT
AT&T Park

Clear. Winds blowing out to right field at 10-15 m.p.h. Game time temperature around 65.

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After snapping their 5-game winning streak last night in the series opener, the Colorado Rockies will look to rebound in the second game of the series tonight against the San Francisco Giants at AT&T Park.

The Rockies will turn to Juan Nicasio, who opened his season in fine form against the Milwaukee Brewers last week, on the mound tonight. Nicasio Held Milwaukee to two runs on seven hits in six innings, striking out a pair in a 7-3 Rockies win.

The Giants will counter with Tim Lincecum. The Cy Young winner in 2008 and 2009 struggled last season, compiling a 5.18 ERA in the regular season and relegated to a primarily relief role in the playoffs. However, he threw five shutout innings against the Dodgers in his first start of 2013. He also cut his hair, so he once again looks like Cameron from Ferris Bueller's Day Off.

Of note in the lineups is the abscence of reigning NL MVP Buster Posey, with Hector Sanchez getting the start behind the plate for San Francisco.

Rockies Lineup:

CF Dexter Fowler
2B Josh Rutledge
LF Carlos Gonzalez
SS Troy Tulowitzki
RF Michael Cuddyer
1B Todd Helton
C Wilin Rosario
3B Chris Nelson
P Juan Nicasio

Giants Lineup:

CF Angel Pagan
2B Marco Scutaro
3B Pablo Sandoval
RF Hunter Pence
1B Brandon Belt
LF Gregor Blanco
C Hector Sanchez
SS Brandon Crawford
P Tim Lincecum