Before the season started, I was tasked with naming five Colorado Rockies players on a scale of least tradeable to most. The player I said the Rockies should absolutely not discuss trading (even over Troy Tulowitzki or Carlos Gonzalez) returns to the team today.
If this ballclub has a staff ace, it is Jhoulys Chacin. His return should be exciting for a number of reasons, not the least of which is the fact that the team has won in his absence.
I would not expect Chacin to be dominant right away, he is still in his own kind of spring training phase, but if he can stay in the rotation, his history says he will keep the Rockies in a lot of games this season.
Dillon Gee is on the bump for the Mets.
Troy Tulowitzki is getting the day off (hey, hitting .400 can be tiring!) and Wilin Rosario appears to have cuaght whatever bug is running rampant through the Rockies clubhouse right now. As such, Mike McHenry makes his season debut as well behind the plate.
Charlie Culberson, last night's unlikely hero, gets the start in Tulowitzki's stead and is hitting second...which is interesting.
Go Rockies. Beat the Mets.