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Colorado Rockies at Houston Astros, 7:05 PM CDT

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Colorado Rockies
@ Houston Astros

Friday, Apr 18, 2008, 7:05 PM CDT
Minute Maid Park

Franklin Morales vs Chris Sampson

Partly cloudy. Winds blowing in from left field at 5-15 m.p.h. Game Time temperature: Around 70.

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W-L G GS CG SHO SV BS IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP
2008 - Chris Sampson 0-1 2 2 0 0 0 0 10.2 12 5 5 0 1 2 4.22 1.22

W-L G GS CG SHO SV BS IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP
2008 - Franklin Morales 0-1 2 2 0 0 0 0 10.0 9 7 7 1 7 3 6.30 1.60

Lineup

Colorado Rockies @ Houston Astros

04/18/08 7:05 PM CDT

Houston Astros Colorado Rockies
Michael Bourn - CF Scott Podsednik - LF
Kazuo Matsui - 2B Willy Taveras - CF
Lance Berkman - 1B Ryan Spilborghs - RF
Carlos Lee - LF Garrett Atkins - 3B
Miguel Tejada - SS Troy Tulowitzki - SS
Hunter Pence - RF Jeff Baker - 1B
Mark Loretta - 3B Clint Barmes - 2B
J.R. Towles - C Chris Iannetta - C
Chris Sampson - P Franklin Morales - P

Matsui was activated today and will make his first start with the Astros. In order to have room in the lineup for Matsui, the Astros sent Humberto Quintero back to the minors. I think this was the wrong move and a bad move by the Astros. I think Q is getting mistreated here. He did all he could possibly do in spring training by batting .347 with a .400 OBP in his 41 AB's and went 2-4 with a double last night in his only appearance during the regular season. We don't need another infielder! We don't really need another catcher either, but Quintero is at least swinging the stick and could be used off the bench to hit... he's more of a threat thatn Perez. The 1st time he was sent down, I was glad that he cleared waivers. I hope someone picks him up this time and he gets a chance to play somewhere. He deserves it.

Loretta to play 3rd today instead of Blum... I guess the 2 errors yesterday and the 0-4 with 3 strike outs were too much for Cooper... I don't blame him.

The Rockies beat the Padres last night in 22 innings. Hopefully they are REALLY tired.