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Game Preview: Rockies try to avoid getting swept, because that would be bad

In tonight's baseball game, the Rockies will try to win, because that is good

Mike Stobe

Tonight is the last game against the Mets, who are bad. The Mets won the first two games of the series, which is also bad, from a Rockies fan's point of view. Thus the Rockies will attempt to avoid the sweep by winning tonight's game, which would be good.

Tyler Matzek will be starting this game, and he has been good more often than he has been bad, especially recently. In his last start he threw a complete game shutout, which is worthy of another adjective: it was very good. A couple more good starts like that and he might finish the year with an ERA below four. That'd be good.

As we all know, the lineup does not have Carlos Gonzalez or Troy Tulowitzki, which is bad. However, it does have Nolan Arenado, Justin Morneau, and Corey Dickerson, who are good.

The Mets are starting Rafael Montero, who is a good prospect and has been good in the minor leagues, but who has been bad so far in the majors. His 5.23 ERA and 6.06 FIP are bad. He has also given up 2.2 home runs per nine innings, which is also bad.

Also bad: overly ripe bananas, Subway's bread, the trailers before movies at AMC Theatres, and scratched DVDs.

2014 has been bad. This series with the Mets has been bad. But a win here would make it less bad, even if said win would not drag it up into good territory.

Go Rockies. Be good.

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<h3>Today's Lineups</h3>
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<th align="left">COLORADO ROCKIES</th>
<th align="left">NEW YORK METS</th>
<tr><td class="td-last td-name">Charlie Blackmon - RF</td><td class="td-first td-name">Juan Lagares - CF</td></tr><tr><td class="td-last td-name">Drew Stubbs - CF</td><td class="td-first td-name">Wilmer Flores - SS</td></tr><tr><td class="td-last td-name">Justin Morneau - 1B</td><td class="td-first td-name">Daniel Murphy - 3B</td></tr><tr><td class="td-last td-name">Nolan Arenado - 3B</td><td class="td-first td-name">Travis d'Arnaud - C</td></tr><tr><td class="td-last td-name">Corey Dickerson - LF</td><td class="td-first td-name">Eric Campbell - 1B</td></tr><tr><td class="td-last td-name">Mike McKenry - C</td><td class="td-first td-name">Curtis Granderson - RF</td></tr><tr><td class="td-last td-name">Josh Rutledge - SS</td><td class="td-first td-name">Dilson Herrera - 2B</td></tr><tr><td class="td-last td-name">DJ LeMahieu - 2B</td><td class="td-first td-name">Eric Young Jr. - LF</td></tr><tr><td class="td-last td-name">Tyler Matzek - LHP</td><td class="td-first td-name">Rafael Montero - RHP</td></tr></tbody>
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