Wei-Yin Chen starts for the Orioles tonight and is in the midst of another fine season. He falls apart quickly, which is the one thing I can say bad about him. Other than that I have no complaints. Still, let's see a complete game tonight, huh Chen?
Tonight's starter for the Colorado Rockies, Juan Nicasio, has made 22 starts for the Rockies this season and while his game logs show a fair number of starts where he's allowed three or less runs, he has only pitched six or more innings seven times. He's never pitched more than seven innings. So he's a guy you can knock out of the game early. He doesn't strike out many (6.53/nine innings) and he walks guys but not outrageously so. He has a horrible LOB% at just 65.2. That's some Jake Arrieta action right there.
The Rockies are, as you'd expect, a different team on the road than at home. On the road they are hitting as a team .246/.300/.379 as opposed to .282/.340/.450 at home. Their pitching, though is actually a little worse on the road (though not dramatically). So I guess it's good they're coming to Baltimore!
Let's go O's! Here are your lineups:
|BALTIMORE ORIOLES||COLORADO ROCKIES|
|Nate McLouth - LF||Dexter Fowler - CF|
|Manny Machado - 3B||DJ LeMahieu - 2B|
|Chris Davis||Troy Tulowitzki - SS|
|Adam Jones - CF||Michael Cuddyer - RF|
|Nick Markakis||Wilin Rosario - DH|
|Matt Wieters - C||Todd Helton - 1B|
|J.J. Hardy - SS||Nolan Arenado - 3B|
|Henry Urrutia - DH||Yorvit Torrealba - C|
|Brian Roberts - 2B||Charlie Culberson - LF|