Colorado Rockies Rundown: Michael McKenry’s Surgery, Tommy Kahnle’s Struggles, And DJ LeMahieu’s Success

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Aug 5, 2015; Denver, CO, USA; Colorado Rockies second baseman D. LeMahieu (9) celebrates in the dugout after scoring in the ninth inning against the Seattle Mariners at Coors Field. Mandatory Credit: Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports

DJ LeMahieu continues his career year


DJ LeMahieu had been going through a slump (4-for-27 in seven games) before Tuesday night, when he mashed three hits, got three RBIs, and scored a run. Slump aside, though, he’s still having the best year of his career with the Colorado Rockies right now, hitting .312/.370/.404 in 120 games. posted a nice piece on him Wednesday afternoon, where LeMahieu discussed his (boring) opposite field-first approach at the plate:

"“I’ve just been trying to keep my approach this year. Just not trying to do more than I’m capable of. I have a boring approach. Everybody knows what I’m going to do pretty much. I get out of whack when I try to do more.”"

Whatever, man. Boring or not, it works.

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For what it’s worth, LeMahieu also hit cleanup on Wednesday. To understand how bizarre that is, this’ll be a fun tweet for you:

The Colorado Rockies are quite a long ways away from hitting the pitcher in the eighth spot and trying to figure out whether it’s best to hit Troy Tulowitzki second in the lineup, aren’t they?

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