Monday, July 28, 2008

The Rockies again?

Two teams that are headed in opposite directions face off at PNC tonight, with Ian Snell and Valerio De Los Santos taking the mound (most places are saying Jason Hirsch is starting, but DK says de los Santos). Both Adam LaRoche and Freddy Sanchez are going to be on the bench for this one with the back spasms that they suffered in Sunday's game, so we don't need to fire up the trade rumor machine just yet when they aren't on the field to start this one tonight.

The Rockies have won nine of ten since the break and we're sputtering pretty badly with three straight losses to the Padres. Snell hasn't showed much since his return from the DL beyond some increased velocity. To be honest, if this one doesn't look promising in the first hour, I'm probably flipping to the Brewers/Cubs game. You can decide on your own if that's the Ian Snell insult or just a sad statement of fact.