clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

Colorado Rockies spring training game No. 28: Eddie Butler vs. Drew Pomeranz

New, 82 comments

A current top Rockies pitching prospect takes on a former one this afternoon as the Rockies face the A's at Hohokam Stadium.

Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports

Eddie Butler will take the mound for his fifth appearance, and third start, of spring training as the Rockies travel to Mesa, Ariz. to face the Oakland Athletics.

Butler has pitched 13 2/3 innings this spring, posting a 2.63 ERA with three walks and eight strikeouts.

This afternoon's game also sees a return to the lineup for Carlos Gonzalez, who left Friday's game against the Padres with soreness in his surgically-repaired left knee. Gonzalez will play right field and bat third today. Today's lineup also features Wilin Rosario batting cleanup and playing first base.

Opposing Gonzalez, Rosario and the Rockies on the mound today is former Rockie Drew Pomeranz. Pomeranz, a 26-year-old lefty, is fighting for a spot in the Oakland rotation and has a 3.09 ERA in 11 2/3 innings this spring. Today will mark Pomeranz's fifth spring start of 2015.

The A's lineup sees three newcomers through the heart of the order. Former Tampa Bay Ray Ben Zobrist plays second base and bats third and is followed in the lineup by first baseman Billy Butler and designated hitter Ike Davis.

First pitch today is at 2:05 Mountain Daylight Time.

Lineups

Live audio for today's game is available at MLB.com.