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Tuesday Night's Game
2007-04-10 18:59
by Mark T.R. Donohue

So, how 'bout them starters?

The Rockies' surprising run of excellent starting pitching won't need to continue for Colorado to get another win against the Dodgers tonight. Brett Tomko isn't their most dominant starter. Rodrigo Lopez, much maligned by me entering the regular season, gets a good ballpark to try and build on his fine first start of the season at Coors. It'll be all the usual starters for the Rockies save for Chris Iannetta, who gives way for Yorvit Torrealba.

The Dodgers won't have Matt Kemp after the incident yesterday. Andre Ethier takes his place in right. L.A. still counts on those old fellas, plus Russell Martin, for most of its offense. The Rockies looked younger and faster and less likely to hurt themselves playing in the first game. Let's see if the trend continues.

2007-04-10 19:12:36
1.   Kels
Willy looks as sharp as usual.
2007-04-10 19:12:45
2.   Mark T.R. Donohue
And Willy Taveras strikes out.
2007-04-10 19:21:08
3.   Mark T.R. Donohue
Rodrigo isn't out to too hot of a start. Nomar drives in Russell Martin, 1-0, Dodgers.
2007-04-10 19:22:27
4.   Bob Timmermann
So, who hates their centerfielder more? Rockies fans or Dodgers fans?

Willy is a lot cheaper than Juan. And Willy can actually catch and throw the ball.

2007-04-10 19:23:35
5.   Mark T.R. Donohue
4 But can he do it without running into the rightfielder each time? Jury's still out.
2007-04-10 19:39:42
6.   Mark T.R. Donohue
Nine up, nine down for Brett Tomko. That's not good.
2007-04-10 19:46:41
7.   Mark T.R. Donohue
Ooh, nice pick by Mr. Todd Helton to end the third. Hang in there, Rodrigo!
2007-04-10 20:03:21
8.   Bob Timmermann
Clint Hurdle has an unhealthy amount of respect for Luis Gonzalez.
2007-04-10 20:07:29
9.   Mark T.R. Donohue
The Rockies work out of a jam! How about that? Clint Hurdle's machinations pay off for once. Now it's time for a hit!
2007-04-10 20:07:48
10.   Kels
Nice job, RoLo.
2007-04-10 20:10:02
11.   Mark T.R. Donohue
You too, MattHo.
2007-04-10 20:12:16
12.   Kels
And Pierre takes the lead...your move Willy.
2007-04-10 20:45:26
13.   Bob Timmermann
One hit off of Brett Tomko?
2007-04-10 20:47:58
14.   Mark T.R. Donohue
But at least they made him throw a lot of pitches!
2007-04-10 20:53:33
15.   Mark T.R. Donohue
Yorvit Torrealba ties it up with an RBI single! Take that, flukey Brett Tomko one-hitter!
2007-04-10 20:54:13
16.   Bob Timmermann
And the Rockies are in to the soft underbelly of the Dodgers bullpen!

I'm trying to post the phrase "soft underbelly" over every Toaster blog tonight.

2007-04-10 20:54:37
17.   Mark T.R. Donohue
16 A worthy goal.
2007-04-10 21:23:42
18.   Bob Timmermann
I did not use it in the latest Griddle post.

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