A day after dropping Tulo to the fifth spot in the lineup, for the second time in the season, Jim Tracy is showing the impatience of one that is filled with indecision and straw grasping, as he moves Tulo back to cleanup. Perhaps Tulo’s home run in the first inning is the reason he is back in the batting good graces?
Nevermind that he went 0-4 after that, hitting into two double plays, one to end the sixth and the other to kill the 9th inning rally before it even started.
Another hint that Tracy is just flailing with the lineup would be that Herrera is hitting lead-off and playing second. While Herrera has been perfectly respectable on the field and at the plate, he isn’t the spark this team needs at the top of the order.
That spark is named Eric Young, Jr.
EYj has been nothing short of flint and steel with every at bat. His fielding is still pretty rough, but at the plate he is electric, and when he gets on the base path – watch out. He did take grounders at second today, so maybe the thought was there to start him, but alas he isn’t in the lineup.
Another missed chance to show that the team really does understand their players.
2B Johnny “Sparkplug” Herrera
3B Jordan Pacheco
LF Carlos Gonzalez
SS Troy Tulowitzki
1B Todd Helton
RF Michael Cuddyer
C Wilin Rosario
CF Dexter Fowler
P Juan Nicasio (4.37 ERA)
IN GAME CHAT
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