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Tracy: Ubaldo likely Game 1 starter vs. Phils

Colorado Rockies manager Jim Tracy said minutes ago there was a "good chance" that Ubaldo Jimenez will be their Game 1 starter against the Phillies in the NLDS, our Jim Salisbury reports from Los Angeles. Jimenez is 15-12 with a 3.47 earned run average, and has not faced the Phillies this season. Tracy also said that that status of starter Jorge De La Rosa, who suffered a groin injury last night, was still undetermined. The Phils have yet to name their Wednesday starter, but the Phillies Zone’s educated guess is that it will be Cole Hamels. As far as J.A. Happ, the guess is that he will be available in the bullpen for games 1 and 2, and if he is not burned there, would start a potential game 4. Just speculation at this point, though, based on reporting. What would your playoff rotation look like, and how would you use Happ?

Tracy: Ubaldo likely Game 1 starter vs. Phils

Colorado Rockies´ Ubaldo Jimenez pitches during the first inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers, Friday, Oct. 2, 2009, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Gus Ruelas)
Colorado Rockies' Ubaldo Jimenez pitches during the first inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers, Friday, Oct. 2, 2009, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Gus Ruelas)

Colorado Rockies manager Jim Tracy said minutes ago there was a "good chance" that Ubaldo Jimenez will be their Game 1 starter against the Phillies in the NLDS, our Jim Salisbury reports from Los Angeles. 

Jimenez is 15-12 with a 3.47 earned run average, and has not faced the Phillies this season.
 
Tracy also said that that status of starter Jorge De La Rosa, who suffered a groin injury last night, was still undetermined. 
 
The Phils have yet to name their Wednesday starter, but the Phillies Zone’s educated guess is that it will be Cole Hamels. 
 
As far as J.A. Happ, the guess is that he will be available in the bullpen for games 1 and 2, and if he is not burned there, would start a potential game 4. Just speculation at this point, though, based on reporting. What would your playoff rotation look like, and how would you use Happ?
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