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Rockies And Diamondbacks Play Ball Again At Salt River Fields

The Colorado Rockies and the Arizona Diamondbacks play the second game at Salt River Fields on Monday afternoon. The Rockies took the first game in 10 innings, 8-7, on the strength of a Charlie Blackmon solo home run in the top half of the extra frame.

Today, Jhoulys Chacin starts on the mound for the Rockies. He is expected to be the No. 2 pitcher for the Rockies this season.

The Rockies' official Twitter feed has the starting lineup for the game:

CF Dexter Fowler
2B Jonathan Herrera
RF Charlie Blackmon
SS Troy Tulowitzki
1B Todd Helton
3B Chris Nelson
LF Cole Garner
C Matt Pagnozzi
P Chacin

Helton makes his spring debut while both Carlos Gonzalez and Ian Stewart will sit out this game. Gonzalez and Stewart collided with each other in Saturday's game, leading to an MCL sprain for the latter. He will be out for a week.

Blackmon makes his first start of the spring, as well as Garner and Herrera. Garner went 2-for-3 with a run scored and had a nice throw in Saturday's game. Herrera went 3-for-3 (all singles) and drew a walk.

While FSN Rocky Mountain originally planned to have coverage of this game, it appears that that will no longer be the case.