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2012 TBLA Colorado Rockies Preview 2: Road Version

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Hey, I pitched to his dad.  (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
Hey, I pitched to his dad. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
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Manager - Jim Tracy (13 - 17)

Update: Rockies won the first series at Coors against the Dodgers (2-1) last week and then lost 5 games in a row until winning Wednesday. They are four games under .500 and 6.5 games back of the division leading Dodgers.

Disabled List: Jorge De La Rosa, Jhoulys Chacin.

Positions:

1st Base: Todd Helton is good shadow of his self at Coors but he isn't on the road (in 10 games) .167/.286/.433, expect to see Jason Giambi in at least one of the games vs either Chris Capuano or Ted Lilly.

2nd Base: Marco Scutaro has played most of the time and he too doesn't fare well on the road .245/.245/.265

Shortstop: Troy Tulowitzki was held out of Wednesday's game with sore groin but is expected back.

3rd Base: Chris Nelson is hitting .083/.120/.083 in 24 at bats on the road

Catcher: Ramon Hernandez and Wilin Rosario are splitting time at catcher.

Right Fielder: Mike Cuddyer is still hitting, with a .709 OPS on the road

Center Fielder: Dexter Fowler has a .194/.242/.226 line at non-Coors Field stadiums

Left Fielder: Carlos Gonzlaez had 3 home runs at Coors against the Dodgers

Bench: Jason Giambi, Tyler Colvin, Eric Young Junior will be back over the weekend and Jonathan Herrera are the guys who will probably play a game or two over the weekend

Starting Pitching:

Gary Scott gives his thoughts on Colorado's starters here

I will add that Jamie Moyer is really a great story and the fact he isn't the prototype starter that you would scout and pass through your system just makes him more unique. But I'll take lefties like Kershaw over him.

Bullpen:

The Dodgers should win any game that comes down to the bullpens

Series Overview:

Capuano gets the advantage over Moyer but I would say the rest of the series is even, it would be nice for Matt to have a big series but I hope the Dodgers can get 2 out of 3.