Dodgers @ Rockies June 1, 2015: The Start Of Weird Baseball

It’s ttiiiiiiiimmmmmeeee for Rockies baseball!

Dodgers
Rockies
5:40 p.m.
Denver, Colo.
CF
Pederson
CF
Blackmon
3B
Turner
2B
LeMahieu
1B
Gonzalez
SS
Tulowitzki
2B
Kendrick
3B
Arenado
RF
Ethier
1B
Rosario
LF
Hernandez
C
Hundley
SS
Rollins
RF
Barnes
C
Ellis
LF
Ynoa
P
Kershaw (L)
P
Kendrick (R)

That was probably blasphemous, so, sorry. But man, are you about to see a lot of the Rockies. (I mean, the six of you who both have SNLA and don’t have to work on Tuesday will.) Tonight’s game is a 5:40 p.m. start, and then tomorrow there’s a 12:10 p.m. game, and then also tomorrow there’s another 5:40 p.m. game. On Wednesday, there’s a 5:10 p.m. game. SO MUCH BASEBALL IS ABOUT TO HAPPEN.

So when you complain that A.J. Ellis is starting tonight, don’t. Beyond the usual “Clayton Kershaw loves him” issue, realize that Yasmani Grandal can’t catch every inning of every game when the schedule is set up like this. (With that doubleheader tomorrow anyway, I wouldn’t be surprised to see Austin Barnes pick up one start before likely headed back down. Either way, having three catchers makes it very easy to hit for Ellis when needed.)

But hey, who is starting tomorrow? David Huff, somewhat surprisingly, was recalled from Triple-A, with Matt West optioned back down and Carl Crawford shifted to the 60-day DL to make room. So it must be Huff:

Except…

So then, Zach Lee?

OK, I guess I get not wanting to start Lee’s career off in Coors Field. But who, then?

So, okay. I suppose that means if Huff isn’t needed in relief tonight, then he’ll start tomorrow. If he is, then probably Joe Wieland. Or you. It’s probably you. But, don’t forget: It’s Coors Field. You know what happens there:

So tripleheader, then? You know who to blame:

ThrowsRelieverSat 10/15Sun 10/16Mon 10/17Tue 10/18Wed 10/19Thur 10/20Fri 10/21
LAvilan--OFF-2421OFF
RBaez34-OFF-2727OFF
RBlanton28-OFF13-19OFF
LDayton3-OFF16-12OFF
RFields--OFF-910OFF
RJansen-18OFF21--OFF
RStripling10-OFF-2018OFF
LWood--OFF-32-OFF

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