Troy Tulowitzki will be in the lineup today against the Dodgers after missing a game due to a strained right groin. Tulo wanted to start the 3rd game against the Padres, but wisely Tracy and didn’t play him on the advice of Kieth Dugger, the teams head athletic trainer.
This current road trip, which will conclude with three games against the Giants, is the longest of the season so far and will be the second longest trip this season.
Moyer will be on the mound for the team leading seventh start of the season. It will be his 14th start against the Dodgers. He is 3-6 with a 5.50 ERA against the boys in blue. He will be up against another lefty in Chris Capuano. Capuano has not allowed a run in each of his last two starts (13.2 ip). He is 4-5 with a 3.68 ERA over 63.2 innings pitched against the Rockies.
This will be the second 3-game series between the Rockies and Dodgers this season. The first meeting of the season was a 3-game affair that saw CarGo hitting two home runs and a Giambi three-run walk-off homer to end the game and take the series.
Carlos Gonzalez is a career .383 (57-for-149) hitter with 11 home runs and 38 RBI against Los Angeles. Todd Helton has more home runs (45) against Los Angeles than any other team, while Troy Tulowitzki’s 14 HR vs. LAD are his 2nd-most against any team (15 HR vs. ARI).
Carlos Gonzalez has continued his productive run at the plate, and went 2-for-5 with a double and a run in Wednesday’s victory. Gonzalez is now batting .373 (22-for-59) with 2 doubles, 7 home runs, 21 RBI and 16 runs scored over his last 15 games, since 4/24. Gonzalez leads the National League in hits (22), RBI (21) and runs (16) since 4/24, while his 7 home runs are tied with Ryan Braun and Jay Bruce for the most in the NL.
2B Marco Scutaro (.261)
3B Jordan Pacheco (.263)
LF Carlos Gonzalez (.312)
SS Troy Tulowitzki (.277)
1B Todd Helton (.236)
RF Michael Cuddyer (.284)
C Ramon Hernandez (.268)
CF Dexter Fowler (.222)
P Jamie Moyer (4.01 ERA)FIRST PITCH: 8:10 pm
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