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Game Preview: Let's start a winning streak!

It's August 11th, 2014 and the Rockies are playing the Padres. Is this how you want to spend your evening?

Christian Petersen

So the Rockies are opening up a series against the Padres. It is a beautiful August night, at the tail end of a gorgeous summer. Are you going to spend it watching two teams who are a combined 33 games below .500?

If you are so inclined, the pitching matchup is Jordan Lyles vs. Jesse Hahn. Lyles is always fun to watch at the very least, and he could be an important piece next season. Hahn is a rookie who has made ten starts now, with much success. He's 7-3 with a 2.28 ERA. He has good strikeout and walk numbers to boot. This will be the first time the Rockies see him.

It's looking like the regular Rockies lineup, except for the fact that Troy Tulowitzki, Carlos Gonzalez, and Michael Cuddyer are gone. But they're always gone, so it feels pretty regular to me.

Seriously, you could make it family night, you could eat dinner out on the patio, you could play a board game. The evening is your oyster. Or you could watch the Rockies game, as I am obligated to do. I will report back later in the night, in case you find other entertainment. Anyway, lineups!

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<h3>Today's Lineups</h3>
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<th align="left">COLORADO ROCKIES</th>
<th align="left">SAN DIEGO PADRES</th>
<tr><td class="td-last td-name">Charlie Blackmon - RF</td><td class="td-first td-name">Will Venable - CF</td></tr><tr><td class="td-last td-name">Drew Stubbs - CF</td><td class="td-first td-name">Yangervis Solarte - 3B</td></tr><tr><td class="td-last td-name">Justin Morneau - 1B</td><td class="td-first td-name">Seth Smith - LF</td></tr><tr><td class="td-last td-name">Nolan Arenado - 3B</td><td class="td-first td-name">Yonder Alonso - 1B</td></tr><tr><td class="td-last td-name">Corey Dickerson - LF</td><td class="td-first td-name">Jedd Gyorko - 2B</td></tr><tr><td class="td-last td-name">Wilin Rosario - C</td><td class="td-first td-name">Yasmani Grandal - C</td></tr><tr><td class="td-last td-name">Josh Rutledge - SS</td><td class="td-first td-name">Rymer Liriano - RF</td></tr><tr><td class="td-last td-name">DJ LeMahieu - 2B</td><td class="td-first td-name">Alexi Amarista - SS</td></tr><tr><td class="td-last td-name">Jordan Lyles - RHP</td><td class="td-first td-name">Jesse Hahn - RHP</td></tr></tbody>
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