Colorado Rockies Hot Or Not: Week Nine
Jun 11, 2015; Miami, FL, USA; Colorado Rockies second baseman DJ LeMahieu (9) forces out Miami Marlins center fielder Marcell Ozuna (13) at second base during the first inning at Marlins Park. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports
SWIPE RIGHT ON THESE ROCKIES
DJ LeMahieu. Hitting .419 with 4 doubles and 3 RBIs in the last week, LeMahieu continues to make his case to make the All-Star Team this year. He won’t make it on the popular vote, because he’s not even in the top five for second basemen, but he deserves a shot from the NL All-Star coaching staff as a reserve.
Kyle Parker. Come up to the big leagues. Get one pinch-hit at-bat. Single. Get sent back down to AAA Albuquerque. Kyle Parker, we hardle knew ye and your 1.000 batting average!
Carlos Gonzalez. CarGo’s hitting .370 in the last 7 games, including two home runs, and he’s now gotten on base in 21 consecutive games, which is a career high for him. After so long a cold streak to start the season, it’s refreshing to see him start to heat up, and it couldn’t come at a better time for the Rockies, who are in an important stretch trying to figure out what kind of a team they have this season.
David Hale. Hale still hasn’t walked a batter since he’s been in the big leagues, and he — along with Chris Rusin — forced the Rockies’ hand and ensured that they send down Eddie Butler this week to maintain the rotation with the newcomers. Hale will start this weekend in Miami, and the Rox will need another solid start from him.
Jorge De La Rosa. De La Rosa threw a brilliant game against the Cardinals earlier this week, and is now hitting his stride after dealing with the aftermath of a groin injury for the first few weeks this season. As he settles into his role, he will hopefully continue to be the Rockies’ ace that he’s been for so many years in a row.
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