Open Thread, 7/31, Bravos vs. the Armando Reynosos
Just looking at the Rockies lineup, and their pitchers’ numbers, it’s hard to figure why they are several games under .500. Tonight’s starter, Tyler Chatwood, for example, is 7-3 with a 2.48 ERA. And their lineup is stout. But then I don’t watch them regularly.
In any case, we’ll see if Minor can weave another masterful web as he did against the Cardinals to open that series. We might look back on that start as one of the pivotal performances of the season, as it launched the team on this tear that could — could — all but lock up the NL East and has the home team closing in on the league’s best record.
As usual this summer, we will hope the rain holds off. Tonight’s lineup is the same as the one that has kicked ass the past few games: J-Hey, Justin, Freeman, Gattis LF, McCann, C. Johnson, Uggla, Simmons and Minor.