Michael Cuddyer is being activated tonight and will be thrown right back into the thick of things, hitting cleanup. If his wife Claudia is to be believed, and there is no reason why she shouldn’t be, Michael wasn’t hurt enough to be on the 15-day DL but the team needed to move him there because they needed the space on the roster during his brief injury.
Cuddyer played in two games during his rehab assignment for Triple-A Colorado Springs and went 6-for-9 (.667) with a double, a home run and 3 RBIs.
To make room for Cuddyer on the roster, Matt McBride was optioned to Triple-A Colorado Springs. McBride appeared in nine games in his first taste of the Major Leagues where he hit .200 (4-for-20) with 1 double and 2 RBI for the Rockies in his nine games. Before his call-up McBride played 91 games for the Sky Sox where he hit .354 (130-for-367) with 36 doubles, 5 triples, 10 home runs, 77 RBI and an OPS of .941
Tonight’s game against the Miami Marlins will feature Alex White going against Ricky Nolasco. Nolasco is 3-6 with a 5.66 ERA, while White is 2-3 with a 6.08 ERA over 47 innings.
This is the second of two series against the Marlins this season. Miami took the first 3-game series these two teams played 5/21-23 2-games-1. The Rockies are 49-30 all-time against the Marlins in Denver and 79-81 against Marlins overall. Colorado is 8-5 at Coors Field against the Marlins since 2008. the Rockies have won three of their last four series against the Marlins at home, since 2008.
EYj High: Eric Young Jr. continued his hot-streak at the plate yesterday, going 2-for-4 with a solo home run and 2 runs scored. Young also homered on Tuesday and this marks the first time in his Major League career to hit a home run in consecutive games. The multi-hit game was his 10th in 13 starts since 7/31, and his fifth consecutive game with at least two hits. Since 7/31, Young is batting .464 (26-for-56) with 5 doubles, 3 home runs, 7 RBI, 14 runs and a 1.214 OPS (.500 OBP, .714 SLG).
EYj also leads the Majors with his .464 batting average since 7/31 and he is tied with Derek Jeter with his 26 hits since that date…additionally, Young is batting an MLB-best .451 (23-for-51) with 12 runs scored in 14 games during the month of August.
WARM FUZZY STAT: In a mostly failed season across the board, finding something to cheer about is pretty difficult. Today’s warm and fuzzy stat is that during the month of August, the Rockies own a team batting line of: .310 average (148-for-477), 38 doubles, 3 triples, 10 home runs, 69 RBI and 72 runs scored in 14 games. The Rockies .310 average this month comes into today just percentage points behind Detroit for the MLB-lead in batting average this month. Colorado pounded out 11 more hits yesterday, marking the 9th time in 14 games this month that the Rockies have had at least 10 hits. The Rockies are now batting a National League-best .280 as a team since the All-Star break.
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