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Orioles vs Rockies game preview and lineups

The O's are back home for a six-game homestand, starting tonight against the Rockies.

I like his shoes
I like his shoes
Drew Hallowell

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:

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