Here are the lineups for the shows at noon:
On Baseball Show:
Mike Wilner hosting today:
ADAM LIND IN STUDIO 1200-1240
ROB HACKASH READING PHILLIES
On Leafs Lunch:
Maple Leaf nemesis Kerry Fraser is in studio taking calls
College of Sports Media Game of the Night:
It’s been two years since the Colorado Rockies shocked Major League Baseball by finishing a league best 20-8 in September to earn and postseason spot and eventually their first ever appearance in the World Series. Even though they went on to lose in four games to the Boston Red Sox, the future looked bright for this young franchise. Fast forward two seasons and a lot has changed with this club. Although many of the players from that play off run are gone (Matt Holliday, Kaz Matsui and manager Clint Hurdle) and the team has suffered some key injuries to their pitching staff (Jeff Francis), the Rockies are on top of the NL Wild Card, a half game up on the San Francisco Giants. They’ve won five straight, including an 8-3 beating of the defending World Series champion Philadelphia Phillies last night. Shortstop Troy Tulowitzki looks like he’s returned to his Rookie of the Year form. In 2007 when he won the coveted award he hit .291 with 24 home runs and 99 RBIs. This season he’s batting .270 with 20 long balls and 52 driven in. First baseman Todd Helton has bounced back from a disappointing 2008 as well. This season Helton already has more at-bats and is batting 51 points higher with four more homers.
Tonight is game two against Philadelphia in the City of Brotherly Love. Winning their sixth in a row will be tough for the Rockies they face the man that was coveted by the Blue jays, lefty J.A. Happ (7-2). Colorado’s gives the ball to Jorge De La Rosa (9-7). De la Rosa has been on a streak of his own. He’s won a franchise-record seven straight and will need to win his first ever over the Phillies if he wants to extend his streak to eight.