In the third game of the spring training season, the Rockies leave the friendly confines of Salt River Fields for the first time as they head on the road to take on the Oakland Athletics.
Chris Rusin was originally scheduled to start today, but was scratched due to finger inflammation on his left hand. In his place, Shane Carle will take the mound. Carle was acquired from the Pittsburgh Pirates in November of 2014, and in his first full season in the Rockies organization he posted a 3.48 ERA in 160 innings across 26 starts for New Britain. A late season promotion, he also made one start for Triple-A Albuquerque.
Sean Manaea is one of the top prospects in the Athletics' organization. He was traded to Oakland from Kansas City midway through 2015. In 14 starts across three levels and two organizations, he was 7-1 with a 2.66 ERA. He also made an appearance in the Arizona Fall League, where he was named to the AFL All-Prospect team.
#Rockies lineups today vs. #Athletics, tomorrow vs. #Padres @SaltRiverFields pic.twitter.com/E5FX8394Nq— Thomas Harding (@harding_at_mlb) March 4, 2016
Today is on the left.
For the Athletics:
Tomorrow's lineups today, home and away: pic.twitter.com/4pv1AmZcal— Susan Slusser (@susanslusser) March 3, 2016
Lineup for the Rockies game is on the right, Oakland is playing with a split squad today.
Where to Listen:
The game is not on TV, but you can follow along through Gameday or the A's radio broadcast, which can be accessed through this page when the game starts.