Colorado Rockies Tinder Machine: Swipin’ In St. Louis (And Chicago)

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Aug 2, 2015; St. Louis, MO, USA; Colorado Rockies left fielder B. Barnes (1) reacts after striking out against the St. Louis Cardinals at Busch Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

Swipe Left On These Colorado Rockies

Drew Stubbs. Is the old Drew Stubbs back in Denver again? 2-for-12 with eight strikeouts in his last seven games. He’s not playing a lot, he’s making a ton of money (well, by this team’s standards), and he still strikes out all the time. And he is the Rockies’ fifth outfielder because…?

Brandon Barnes. Barnes is also 2-for-12 in his last seven games, though the Rockies are going to need him a bit more now that Corey Dickerson has gone on the disabled list. Barnes is athletic and versatile, so you’d think the Rockies use him more in the field as a defensive replacement, and as a starter in left field, while making Kyle Parker one of their bench bats.

Kyle Kendrick. Have a season, Kyle.

The starters. Besides Flande, the Rockies’ starting rotation this week was crappy. Even Jorge De La Rosa had one bad start in Chicago (though he redeemed himself with a very, very nice on in St. Louis). Other than that, it was a tough week for Eddie Butler, Chris Rusin, Kendrick, and De La Rosa.

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