The Rockies, of course, have been playing slow-pitch softball offense. But that’s been mainly at Coors Field. On the road, they’re 10-14 and hitting about .100 points less than they are in the altitude. They are on Hank Aaron Drive for the weekend.
Plus, Carlos Gonzalez has an owie in a finger and isn’t in the lineup tonight. He’s day to day. Tonight’s Colorado hurler, Jordan Lyles, is having an erratic season. His overall main numbers aren’t bad — 5-1, 3.50 — but he’s had some crappy starts, including his last one when he gave up 6 runs and lasted just 3-1/3 innings against the punchless Padres.
Floyd goes for the home squad. He’s been good. Tonight’s lineup: J-Hey, BK, Freeman, Justin, Johnson, Simmons, Oafbatross, Laird, Floyd. Oaf reached base twice last night. I guess that’s earned him the start. The Rev’s OK, but Fredi likes the matchup with Oaf against the Rocks’ righty, according to the local organ’s scribe. He’s 2-for-3 against him.
* Karl Rove is a Denver native, though I suppose Ham Rove was technically born in New York City on the Colbert Report set.