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Rockies fans saw right-hander Alex White late last season. They saw him give up 12 home runs in 36 1/3 innings.
But if what Rockies manager Jim Tracy saw when he was able to catch some of White’s work when he pitched at Triple-A Colorado Springs during the early part of this season, fans can forget about the Alex White they saw last year. The new White, Tracy hopes, will be revealed tonight against the Padres.
“I don’t know how this is going to play out, but I’ve seen him on television in some of these starts that he’s had in Triple-A,” Tracy said. “If that guy shows up, you’ll see a different pitcher than you saw last September and you’ll see a different guy than you saw last September.
Here are the lineups:
1. Marco Scutaro, 2B (.266, 0 HR, 1 RBI)
2. Jordan Pacheco, 3B (.154, 0 HR, 0 RBI)
3. Carlos Gonzalez, LF (.320, 7 HR, 26 RBIs)
4. Troy Tulowitzki, SS (.266, 3 HR, 13 RBIs)
5. Todd Helton,1B (.233, 4 HR, 20 RBIs)
6. Michael Cuddyer, RF (.275, 3 HR, 18 RBIs)
7. Ramon Hernandez, C (.279, 4 HR, 14 RBIs)
8. Tyler Colvin, CF (.289, 2 HR, 10 RBIs)
9. Alex White, RHP (2012 debut)
1. Will Venable, RF (.236, 1 HR, 2 RBIs)
2. Cameron Maybin, CF (.220, 1 HR, 9 RBIs)
3. Chase Headley, 3B (.255, 4 HR, 16 RBIs)
4. Yonder Alonzo, 1B (.283, 0 HR, 6 RBIs)
5. Mark Kotsay, LF (.276, 1 HR, 6 RBIs)
6. Orlando Hudson, 2B (.211, 1 HR, 8 RBIs)
7. John Baker, C (.091, 0 RBI, 1 RBI)
8. Jason Bartlett, SS (.141, 0 HR, 4 RBIs)
9. Jeff Suppan (1-0, 0.00 ERA)
The Rockies’ lineup is much like the field in an automobile race. It seems one or two need to pull in for a pit stop to correct some problem with his offensive game. Friday night it’s center fielder Dexter Fowler. Also, the repairs for third baseman Garrett Atkins are going to take another day. He sat also on Thursday.
Fowler has not stolen a base since his modern rookie record five-steal game on April 27. He has scored just two runs and struck out 14 times in his last nine games.
Left fielder Seth Smith becomes the first player other than Fowler or Ryan Spilborghs to bat leadoff. Smith is second on the club with 13 walks. Smith and shortstop Troy Tulowitzki will bat ahead of Todd Helton (17 RBIs), Ryan Spilboghs (14 RBIs) and Brad Hawpe (18 RBIs).
“You’ve got the run producers at 3, 4 and 5, so I’m looking at somebody else to lead off who can get on base,” Rockies manager Clint Hurdle said. “If you look at the on-base percentages (.426), his is as good as anybody we’ve got on the club.”
Here are the lineups:
Emilio Bonafacio 3B
Chris Coghlan 2B
Hanley Ramirez SS
Jorge Cantu 1B
John Baker C
Cody Ross RF
Jeremy Hermida LF
Alfredo Amezaga CF
Ricky Nolasco P
Seth Smith LF
Troy Tulowitzki SS
Todd Helton 1B
Ryan Spilborghs CF
Brad Hawpe RF
Chris Iannetta C
Ian Stewart 3B
Clint Barmes 2B
Jason Hammel P