The Colorado Rockies take their sparkling 12-6 Cactus League record up against the Chicago Cubs in today's spring training matchup. The Rockies are coming off yet another walkoff victory, as 2B candidate Jose Lopez hit a deep walkoff single in the ninth inning to defeat the Cincinnati Reds.
Here is today's starting lineup for Colorado:
Rogers gets another start to solidify his place within the Opening Day rotation, a spot vacated by Aaron Cook's broken finger. He was effective last week in a game against the Milwaukee Brewers, striking out four in four innings. With solid efforts from Greg Reynolds and John Maine this past weekend, Rogers needs to show consistency in order to maintain his position as favorite for the fifth rotation spot.
Today, he faces this Cubs lineup: