Tulo Dropped to Fifth in Today’s Lineup

It was painfully obvious last night that Rockies fans and followers weren’t the only people on the planet aware that Tulo was missing his swing.  In the top of the third, with two on and two out, the Dodgers elected to walk Carlos Gonzalez to load the bases.  This move spoke volumes.  In a move usually saved for the 8th hole hitter with the pitcher behind him, they made the call knowing that they would most likely get out of the inning on either a weak grounder or a pop-up from Tulo’s bat that seems to be turned up to 11, reaching for the fence with every swing.

Tracy took note and dropped Tulo in the batting order for the final game in LA before heading to San Francisco.

ROCKIES LINEUP

Scutaro
Colvin
CarGo
Cuddy
Tulo
Hermandez
Nelson
Fowler
White


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

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Mr. Peabody
Mr. Peabody
8 years ago

Anyone have some stats about Tulo’s average with RISP, especially with two outs? My perception is that he’s really letting the team down in key situations, just like last night.

Mike Raysfan
Mike Raysfan
8 years ago
Reply to  Mr. Peabody

They talked about it during one of these Dodger games. I don’t remember the pct but it is pretty low.

Miketober
Miketober
8 years ago

About time our Perennial Manager made this move!

sam
sam
8 years ago

And we allow a 6 run inning, more mistakes by rockies, cargo and colvin miscommunication, tracy must go and O’Dowd we right at the bottom win-loss not just in the NL but the AL as well.

Bob K.
Bob K.
8 years ago

Once again JT’s philosophy of letting a pitcher work out of his own jams has paid dividends for the Dodgers. His session with Tulowitzki looks like it really helped too. :-{

Mike Raysfan
Mike Raysfan
8 years ago

On to face Vogelsong and Lincecum. Yippie

Alex Colfax
Alex Colfax
8 years ago

TEN walks today.

How much worse can this get?

Mike Raysfan
Mike Raysfan
8 years ago
Reply to  Alex Colfax

Alex, I what I found sad was Drew’s comments as the game came to an end. The Dodgers last 3 runs were scored with only 1 hit.

Ryan
Ryan
8 years ago

At this point the best thing the Rockies can do is keep the freefall going until Tracy and O’Dowd are gone. It may be a long wait.

Ghoste
Ghoste
8 years ago
Reply to  Ryan

Correct!!

ProgMatinee
ProgMatinee
8 years ago
Reply to  Ryan

Not sure what the Rockies ownership is waiting for. If they think they’ll get anything different in 2013 or 2014 from this club they are fooling themselves.

This team is broken from top down.

Does anyone see anything resembling passion from the players or coaches? Even the stars of this team are on cruise control.

Miketober
Miketober
8 years ago

Just imagine how bad this would be if Tulo wasn’t so hot right now.

ProgMatinee
ProgMatinee
8 years ago
Reply to  Miketober

No RBIs in at least 10 games for Tulo.

Miketober
Miketober
8 years ago
Reply to  ProgMatinee

Wiggington-owitzki’s last RBI was April 30 against the Dodgers.
His last extra base hit was on the same day.

Cisco Kid
Cisco Kid
8 years ago

The atmosphere surrounding this team and its fan base seems eerily similar to what it was like just prior to when Hurdle was fired. Just saying.

Ghoste
Ghoste
8 years ago
Reply to  Cisco Kid

And we were able to salvage the season after the firing. I’m sure DOD, Tracy, Dac, and Carney are all fine gentlemen, but we need some new blood.

Agbayani
Agbayani
8 years ago

Remember, I was the optimist coming into this season. On paper, the talent was there to contend. But I’m a realist too. This season has gone down the tubes. Oh, we could recover from 13-20, so while the bad start hurts it’s not a killer. But look what’s happened: — Chacin: totally lost. “On paper” counted on him for about 180 average or somewhat better than average innings. Hand those innings over to a rookie or Guillermo Moscoso now. —… Read more »

Cisco Kid
Cisco Kid
8 years ago
Reply to  Agbayani

Ag, you’re kidding right? You the optimist coming into the season? This post is just a continuation of all the negativity you’ve been spewing since ST. I’m sure we can dig up all the old threads where I’ve called you on it. So please, save it for another time.

Agbayani
Agbayani
8 years ago

Just to get the conversation started, after those vets are traded/gone, here’s what I’d like to see come June: C Rosario full time 1B Helton and Colvin (I want to get Colvin at bats to see if he’s a keeper) 2B EY Jr. Gotta see if he can play a position, and whether he can get on base enough to make that speed work. SS Tulo 3B Arenado LF CarGo CF Dex (same as with Colvin; consider it an audition)… Read more »

Miketober
Miketober
8 years ago

Troy Tulowitzki (2012):
.267 BA, .331 OBP, .408 SLG, 20 R, 3HR, 13 RBI
7 errors, .951 fielding in 144 chances

Ty Wigginton (2012)
.264, .343, .368, 14 R, 2 HR, 10 RBI
3 errors, .981 fielding in 160 chances

Agbayani
Agbayani
8 years ago

Cisco, I said the best minds out there had the Rockies at about 85 wins (with, as always, a big margin of error), exactly even with the Dbacks and Giants (same margin of error for them). When the Vegas lines had us at 80.5, how is predicting 85 pessimistic? I think O’Dowd made some bad moves that made us less likely to make the playoffs overall. Other than your love of all things O’Dowd (it occurs to me you may… Read more »

GARY
GARY
8 years ago

Boys,Boys,now lets play nice,we are all really frustrated.I only expected a .500 team and I’m already frustrated enough to consider giving up.Ag,I think its a month too soon to do as you suggest,although overall I like your take and logic.I just don’t think other teams are looking much yet,and we should see if any of the players you suggest trading really could up their trade value.Like most here I really like Colvin and his 55 insignificant AB’s.Maybe DOD got this… Read more »

Pooter
Pooter
8 years ago
Reply to  GARY

Of course I agree with your EYJ comments! I think our Junior could make the same impact the Dodgers Junior is making. This lineup needs some energy and a different threat.

OrangeRocks
OrangeRocks
8 years ago
Reply to  GARY

J Tracy has no clue how to use speed and small ball – none!

ProgMatinee
ProgMatinee
8 years ago

I don’t know all the right moves, but I will say I’d rather hit the reset button and watch a bunch of youngsters win 70 games than a bunch of overpaid veterans do the same thing. That is, unless we think this team could do the unthinkable and lose 110+ games by doing so.

Pooter
Pooter
8 years ago

EYJ needs to return fast!! Center Field looks like a dumpster fire right now as does most of this team! I have to admit fellas, losing a little interest in this club right now. It is getting easier to walk away from the TV or phone and do other things with my day.

Cisco Kid
Cisco Kid
8 years ago

Good article in MiLB.com on DrewPo’s outing yesterday:

http://www.milb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20120513&content_id=31195168&fext=.jsp&vkey=news_milb

It says his velocity was up to 91-92 due to a slight mechanical adjustment. Perhaps suggesting the kid is damaged goods or hurt may be a bit premature as some have suggested.

ProgMatinee
ProgMatinee
8 years ago
Reply to  Cisco Kid

Interesting article.

Maybe I’m way off base here, but isn’t it ironic that the Rockies bring in Moyer and sit him next to Drew Pomeranz so Pom can absord something from Moyer……and Pomeranz starts relying less on his speed and adjusts his motion to be more like Moyers? LOL

I guess some bad habits can be learned as easily through osmosis as good habits.

Agbayani
Agbayani
8 years ago

Interesting point, Prog. Maybe it’s as simple as Pomeranz trying to do the crafty veteran lefty thing way too soon in his career, forgetting what got him here. Friedrich recovered some velocity, although he did have some arm trouble too. (By the way, looking forward to seeing him pitch tonight.) My point has been primarily that you never know with pitching prospects, and of course for every buyer with high expectations there was a seller with far lower expectations. In… Read more »

Alex Colfax
Alex Colfax
8 years ago

How many do-overs does O’Dowd get? This is perhaps his fifth iteration of a “plan” to improve the team. Obviously the owners prefer continuity over change, but at some point continuity without success turns into stagnation. O’Dowd has been GM since late 1999 with very minimal success for such a long tenure. His expiration date is overdue and he should be held accountable for his manifest failures. I liked all the veteran signings but third base has been a black… Read more »

ProgMatinee
ProgMatinee
8 years ago
Reply to  Alex Colfax

I agree with your first 2 points, but are you looking at the stats and performances of the lineup such as Helton batting only .250, Tulo only 13 RBI, Scutaro only .314 OBP and 2 RBI, the bad defense, inconsistent pitching and conclude that the problem is the 3B/8th hole hitter? 1-7 this team should be good enough to allow for a Chris Nelson, Pacheco or Herrera to hit in the 8th hole. 2 hitters (1 a part timer) at… Read more »

Miketober
Miketober
8 years ago
Reply to  ProgMatinee

“…conclude that the problem is the 3B/8th hole hitter”

But that is exactly what we – and the Rox organization – have been doing for years, Prog. It was Barmes’ fault. Then it was Iannetta’s fault. It’s never the heart of the order’s fault, because “you know they’re gonna hit”.

Alex Colfax
Alex Colfax
8 years ago
Reply to  ProgMatinee

I did not “conclude” that third base is the only problem. I merely listed that as one area where O’Dowd failed in his responsibility to improve the team.

The main problem is O’Dowd’s leadership. He is responsible for the entire organization…and he should be held accountable for its failures.

ProgMatinee
ProgMatinee
8 years ago
Reply to  ProgMatinee

I’ve been railing against O’Dowd for years, so I am with you there in general. But personally, I saw nothing wrong with this year’s acquisitions or lack thereof, offensively Scutaro, Cuddyer and Hernandez. Colvin and LeMahieu as well. These seemed like decent moves to improve the edges of the club, which according to most seemed like what the team needed. (I disliked the Smith trade however, not for losing Smith, but for the lack of quality return.) Considering some primary… Read more »

Pooter
Pooter
8 years ago

I predict 10 game winning streak, starting tonight.

Miketober
Miketober
8 years ago

Seth Smith is hot right now. His BA is rising and his OBP is .394.
I’m glad we got so much value for that trade.

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