The Colorado Rockies (12-12) have moved CF Dexter Fowler down to the No. 8 spot in the lineup as the team faces off against SP Tim Hudson and the Atlanta Braves (15-11). Fowler, despite his career-low .313 on-base percentage to start the season, has already hit 4 home runs through 85 plate appearances. In 2011, Fowler hit just 5 home runs in 481 PA.
3B Jonathan Herrera takes Fowler's spot in the No. 2 position in the lineup despite hitting only .256/.306/.382 for a .641 OPS. Here is a look at the lineups for both squads heading into Monday night's game:
#Rockies vs. #Braves, 5/4 6:40pm: Scutaro4, Herrera5, Gonzalez7, Tulowitzki6, Helton3, Cuddyer9, Hernandez2, Fowler8, Moscoso1.— Colorado Rockies (@Rockies) May 4, 2012
Tonight's lineup at COL (8:40, PTV/680AM/BRN): Bourn 8 Jones 5 Freeman 3 McCann 2 Uggla 4 Heyward 9 Hinske 7 Wilson 6 Hudson 1— Atlanta Braves (@Braves) May 4, 2012
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