Jordan Lyles makes his final start of the spring as the Rockies take on J.A. Happ and the Seattle Mariners. Lyles, who is scheduled to pitch game two of the opening series in Milwaukee next week, has been the best Rockies pitcher through the month of March. Lyles has thrown 21 innings and has allowed just two earned runs while striking out 13 and walking seven. He has a spring ERA of 0.86.
The Rockies will bring out a stacked lineup today featuring all regular starters. Troy Tulowitzki will bat second and Carlos Gonzalez will bat third, which could definitely be something we see more often this year. Nolan Arenado will follow the two sluggers in the cleanup spot. Arenado has been extremely productive so far this spring, hitting five home runs and driving in 15 runners.
Some good news as Corey Dickerson returns to the Rockies' lineup in the seventh spot. Dickerson had been scratched the last few games due to back tightness, so it's a refreshing sight to see his name back on the lineup card.
Tonight’s game will be broadcast on MLB.TV (for free!!!) and on Seattle radio.