While understandable that Cuddy would be out of the lineup, with his swollen (but unbroken) forearm keeping him from pretty much any and all baseball duties, at first glance the inclusion of two “non-starters” in the lineup (EYj and Herrera) brings to mind Sunday lineups of the past.
And then you start to analyze the data.
The unfamiliar acronym of “DH” in the lineup sheet, coupled with the opponent name of “Astros” would make any half-way decent fan of the game to do a double-take. But then you remember that the Astros are actually an AL team, and that DH means that the Rockies won’t have to rely on Chacin to move runners over.
And then you realize that the Rockies DH is actually EYj.
Gone are the days that the team had Giambi on the bench, suited perfectly for the inter-league roll of Big Man with Big Stick. Giambi, currently hitting .153 with the Indians, was the prototypical DH, one that brought fear to the opposing pitcher with every at bat.
EYj just brings fear to the fans. At least as of late. Sure, he has his speed, as well as his complete drive for greatness. But, when he is sitting at .250/.294/.383, you really wish you had someone you could plug in that wasn’t hitting like…well…a pitcher.
At least as a DH you take his glove out of the equation…
1. Eric Young (S) DH
2. Dexter Fowler (S) CF
3. Carlos Gonzalez (L) LF
4. Troy Tulowitzki (R) SS
5. Wilin Rosario (R) C
6. Jordan Pacheco (R) 1B
7. Nolan Arenado (R) 3B
8. Charlie Blackmon (L) RF
9. Jonathan Herrera (S) 2B
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