Colvin in Lineup Again, Tulo Back to Cleanup

Tyler Colvin is back in the starting lineup for the third straight game, showing Tracy’s commitment to giving him a shot to make his mark.  He will be back in center field and hitting second.

One day after Tulo was dropped to fifth in the batting order, he has been moved back to cleanup for the first of two games against the Giants.

The team is hoping for a turnaround from their losing road ways, enters tonight’s game having lost six of their last seven road games (since 4/25 at PIT game two) and eight of their last nine games overall (since 4/6 vs. ATL).

Rockies left-handed pitcher Christian Friedrich will make his second career Major League start tonight. Friedrich earned the win in his Major League debut on 4/9 at SD (6.0 ip, 5 h, 2 r-1 er, 1 bb, 7 so).

ROCKIES LINEUP

Scutaro 2B
Colvin CF
Gonzalez LF
Tulo SS
Helton 1B
Cuddyer RF
Rosario C
Herrera 3B
Friedrich LHP

GIANTS LINEUP

Blanco RF
Arias 3B
Cabrera LF
Posey C
Pagan CF
Pill 1B
Culberson 2B
Crawford SS
Vogelsong RHP


IN GAME CHAT (just click play to chat during game)

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Trip
Trip
8 years ago

I find it very annoying when the ROOT crew talks about the shift that is on for Giambi, but never show it. They have time to show the seagulls. And close ups of Giambi, but never bother to show the infield shift.

Sedin
Sedin
8 years ago

Thanks for nothing, Dex. He hit a line drive into the dugout that hit Tulo in the leg, eventually necessitating Tulo’s removal from the game. Then Fowler struck out in the ninth with one out and runners on second and third in a 3-2 game and, because Tulo was out of the lineup, Nelson had to bat in his place and grounded out weakly to end the game after Cargo was intentionally walk to load the bases. Of course, given… Read more »

GARY
GARY
8 years ago
Reply to  Sedin

All Dex had to do was put it in play SOMEWHERE.Even if White gets thrown out at home at least we’ve forced them to make the play.JT is saying as much right now on post game.We may have the first piece of rotation reset.Who knows,by July 4th we might have a serviceable or slightly above average rotation.Just don’t know if anyone will care by then.Wow,JT just went out of his way to throw Dex under the bus for not putting… Read more »

Miketober
Miketober
8 years ago

Huh? Didn’t the Rox have first and second with one out in the 8th (after Dex walked) and Helton and Cuddy failed to come through? Why throw Dex under the bus for the 9th?

Jaredean
Jaredean
8 years ago
Reply to  Miketober

Because he double whammied. First, be didn’t get the ball in play with a runner on third and one out that would have tied the game. And then, because he hurt Tulo :-), we had someone even worse up for the last out – Chris Nelson.

Miketober
Miketober
8 years ago
Reply to  Jaredean

The last time I checked, a team gets 27 outs, and Dex made 1 of them. And his OBP was .500. And I think it’s unfair to crucify him for a freak foul ball that happened to hit Tulo. If you have to blame 1 guy for this loss, why not Cuddyer? He made the 3rd out with the bases loaded in the 3rd inning and again with 2 RISP in the 8th. And suppose Dex did get the ball… Read more »

Agbayani
Agbayani
8 years ago

Plenty of blame to go around on the offensive end. Miketober, you’re right … the Rockies big hitters also failed to deliver Fowler after the leadoff walk. Dex is the official whipping boy now. Did you hear Ringolsby get in a little dig too? Something like, “And then Dexter Fowler swung late on a fastball that went foul into the Rockies dugout and hit Tulo in the leg.” I love the “swung late” there. I was also waiting for Drew… Read more »

Miketober
Miketober
8 years ago
Reply to  Agbayani

Dex will be demoted to AAA and the Rockies will go on a 50-game winning streak. Gotta get them bad apples out of the clubhouse.

OrangeRocks
OrangeRocks
8 years ago

Did anyone else notice that the Giants lineup is made up of a bunch of AAAA players? Friedrich still pitched great, however that SF lineup was pathetic.

Miketober
Miketober
8 years ago
Reply to  OrangeRocks

Yes! When I saw the Giants line-up it reminded me of Jim Tracy Sunday line-up. Who are these guys? But I didn’t matter because their big boys delivered and ours didn’t.

OrangeRocks
OrangeRocks
8 years ago

One last random thought, is it just me or would other teams be slightly more aggressive in trying to tie up the game on the road in that situation? I know the four letter “B” word (bunt) should only be used with pitchers according to J Tracy. However why not let Dex drag a “bunt” there and easily score the tying run? Safety squeeze or suicide squeeze for Gods sake, please JT take a chance to try and win a… Read more »

jaredean
jaredean
8 years ago
Reply to  OrangeRocks

I completely agree O.R. and believe that Tracy’s biggest flaw, in my opinion, is his desire to win big and in 9 innings. The lack of small ball really frustrates me because I’ve seen so many situations where a bunt would work better than a big swing and tying it up in the 9th beats trying to win it on one swing. I wouldn’t be surprised if the “go big” mentality isn’t part of the reason Tulo doesn’t approach hit… Read more »

ProgMatinee
ProgMatinee
8 years ago
Reply to  OrangeRocks

I thought this too except that White was the runner on 3rd. At least Giambi would have been threatening a home plate collision and Posey would vacated the premisis like the monty python knights…”run awaaaaaaaaaay”.

Sedin
Sedin
8 years ago
Reply to  ProgMatinee

Too bad EYJ was not available. He certainly would have tried to score on the error in the ninth and obviously would have been in that situation as a pinch-runner rather than a young pitcher (White).

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