The Pirates are missing two of their hottest hitters again tonight, with Adam LaRoche on the 15-day disabled list (ribcage) and second baseman Freddy Sanchez out with back spasms. Doug Mientkiewicz will make his second consecutive start at first base in place of LaRoche, who is one of the hottest hitters in the NL in July, batting .390 with seven home runs and 18 RBI. Luis Rivas will start at second.
Here are the starting lineups
Colorado – Willy Taveras, CF; Jeff Baker, 2B; Matt Holliday, LF; Brad Hawpe, RF: Garrett Atkins, 1B; Ian Stewart, 3B; Troy Tulowitzki, SS; Chris Iannetta, C; Glendon Rush, P
Pirates – Nate McLouth, CF; Luis Rivas, 2B; Ryan Doumit, C; Jason Bay, LF; Doug Mientkiewicz, 1B; Steve Pearce, RF; Jose Bautista, 3B; Yoslan Herrara, P; Jack Wilson, SS