Tulo, Helton Dropped in Lineup vs Fish

You wouldn’t think a road trip would be cause for optimism, given the Rockies road woes since…well, forever.  But with the horrible home stand, that saw the team go 1 – 4, any change in the status-quo would be welcomed…

And speaking of a status-quo change, it looks like Jim Tracy has decided to shake things up.  Tulo has been dropped down to fifth in the lineup with Todd Helton hitting sixth.  Michael Cuddyer will be hitting cleanup tonight.

The Rockies will make their first visit to Miami this season and their first ever visit to the Marlins new park, the same park that was the talk of baseball when the season opened.

The two teams were “born” at the same time in ’93 and have an almost identical record against each other (79-78), with the splits favoring each team when they are at home (Coors: 49-30, Miami: 29-49).

Here are some “Happy Stats” to help cut through the gloom of the past few weeks:

MLB AVERAGE WITH RISP:

1. Lucroy (.552)
2. Longoria (.550)
3. CarGo (.441)

NL DOUBLES LEADERS:

1. Votto (17)
T2. Alonso (14)
T2. Wright (14)
T4. Cuddyer (13)
T4. Four other players (13)

MOST PINCH HIT HR’S

1. Rockies (4)
T2. Chicago, Texas (3)

HIGHEST PINCH HIT BATTING AVERAGE

1. Rockies (.321)
2. Reds (.319)
3. Padres (.318)
4. Marlins (.311)
5. Rays (.308)

ROCKIES (13-17)
2B Marco Scutaro
3B Jordan Pacheco
LF Carlos Gonzalez
RF Michael Cuddyer
SS Troy Tulowitzki
1B Todd Helton
C Ramon Hernandez
CF Dexter Fowler
P Jamie Moyer (4.20 ERA)

 

 


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Pooter
Pooter
8 years ago

This would be my lineup:

EYJ 2B
Fowler CF
Cargo LF
Giambi 1B
Cuddyer RF
Tulo SS
Hernandez C
Pacheco 3B

BUT IT AINT GONNA HAPPEN!!!! EVER!!!! I am losing interest, or should I say I have lost interest in current lineup. Scutaro is lame!!! Todd looks hurt and old!!! 3rd Base is aweful!!! EYJ/Fowler combo could be fun to watch, Giambi is a cleanup hitter, and Tulo could swing freely and easy from the 6th spot.

egossage
egossage
8 years ago

Hey if you’re gonna suck at least have some fun! My lineup would be

1. Tulo C
2. Rosario 2B
3. Fowler 3B
4. Colvin P
5. Helton SS
6. Cargo 1B
7. Cuddy CF
8. Hernandez LF
9. Scutaro RF

Giambi the first out the bullpen and have Moyer close it out. We’re gonna lose anyway so who cares what the lineup looks like. This is what I’d go with.

Bill
Bill
8 years ago

I’m one of the people who think Pacheco is a keeper at 3rd. (Or somewhere) He can hit and his fielding isn’t horrible. To me Scutaro has been a disappointment. Too many bonehead plays including getting thrown at a third on Friday night and his error yesterday. He shouldn’t thrown the ball. Neither should have Rosario either, but that’s another story. Every since Scutaro hit that homer against the Giants, he’s caught the Clint Barmes disease and tries to hit… Read more »

Bill
Bill
8 years ago

Still can’t figure out how to chat. So I’ll just type a few thoughts here. We (and Jim Tracy) should have realized Moyer lost it when Buhrlele hit that shot off the wall. Dexter’s error had, or shouldn’t had, any bearing on any runs scoring. Moyer just pitched lousy after the 3rd inning. My thought the turning point in the season was when we lost those to games to the Braves when we had big leads early. Like this one.… Read more »

GARY
GARY
8 years ago
Reply to  jaredean

Jaredean,I can’t get it to work either and I’ve tried several times.My comments just sit there even if I hit enter.Also won’t let me use my handle-gary-says it is “taken”,yet no gary is chatting! But,like Bill[I believe],I am a senior citizen which probably explains it all.Also I have never been able to get gravatar image[several attempts],or register[several attempts].Maybe because my main PC/email is AOL…..Stop laughing guys!

Bill
Bill
8 years ago

Felipe Paulino has thrown 6 shutout innings against Yankees.

sdcarp
sdcarp
8 years ago
Reply to  Bill

Yep – it’s interesting (and probably not healthy) following BOTH sides of old trades and/or transactions. Another of note is that after getting off to a slow start and essentially being under the radar, Seth Smith has become very serviceable lately. On the flip side, Ian Stewart is still struggling and Chris Ianetta was also struggling before injury.

GARY
GARY
8 years ago
Reply to  Bill

Another screw up by front office-should never switched him to bullpen.And another example of a pitcher leaving Rockies to find success.I say again Apodaca should be first sacrificial lamb,but certainly not the last.

Miketober
Miketober
8 years ago
Reply to  jaredean

It’s worse than that. It made USA Today.

Alex Colfax
Alex Colfax
8 years ago

This is beyond embarrassing. I’ve been a season-ticket holder since 1993 and all of us damn sure deserve better than this. Isn’t it about time one of the Monforts speaks to this dismal situation? A full housecleaning is in order but I’m not holding my breath.

sdcarp
sdcarp
8 years ago

Jaredean – it might be time for a new GM/Manager/Coach(es) thread……so we can track the speculation.

I’ve thrown out the name Mike Maddux several times, and wil continue to do so. I’ll also throw this out even though it’s a long, long shot. Lou Piniella. I love the guy. We could use his fire. We need some base throwing, dirt kicking tantrums at Coors about now. And…..it would get his ass away from the Giants!

GARY
GARY
8 years ago
Reply to  sdcarp

Ryne Sandburg.Pitching coach Greg Maddox!

ProgMatinee
ProgMatinee
8 years ago

Wow. During the 4th inning it was sure easy to predict that the Rockies would not score the rest of the game.

I will bet they fail to score tomorrow.

DRH
DRH
8 years ago

Its mid-May and the most exciting sports news in Denver is a Peyton Manning practice.

sam
sam
8 years ago

Fire Tracy and O’Dowd seriously my neice realises how bad the rockies are and shes 2 years old, go back to the end of 2011 and this season our record sucks,

go after terry francona its the only solution!!

sam
sam
8 years ago

*niece

Miketober
Miketober
8 years ago

45 people have voted in the poll so far, and no one has voted for “nobody”.

Bill
Bill
8 years ago

Jaredean.. Yes, I see the chat and I log in. I write my comments in the little box. And then I don’t know what to do. I’ve tried to hit the sound scroll button and some of the little buttons but nothing happens. I’m sure it’s easy but if you could let me and Gary and any other old guy how it works, we would appreciate it. Thanks.

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