Troy Tulowitzki Busts Out Of Slump, Helps Blue Jays defeat Royals
If you’ve been paying attention to the postseason thus far, you may know former Rockies’ shortstop Troy Tulowitzki has had a rough go of it. After coming back from a cracked shoulder-blade, Tulowitzki has looked lost and impatient at the dish. Tonight however, that all changed.
Tulowitzki played a key role in Toronto’s 11-8 victory over Kansas City Monday night, providing a little bit of offense during the six-run, sixth inning off Royals ace Johnny Cueto. With teammates Edwin Encarnacion and Chris Colabello on base, the talented shortstop belted Cueto’s fastball for a three-run shot to dead center — pushing Toronto’s lead to 6-2 at that point.
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Tulowitzki remained in the game for just four innings after that. Tulowitzki didn’t like the zone John Hirschbeck was displaying Monday night, voicing his opinion in previous at-bats as well, thus ensuing his ejection.
Tulowitzki finished the night going 2-for-4. It’s good to see Troy get back into the swing of things — literally. Like I mentioned in the lede, Tulo has looked confused and lost at the plate — something us Rockies’ fans aren’t used to seeing. Hopefully this performance gives Troy confidence moving forward because his team will need him.
Speaking of former Rockies’, starter/reliever during his tenure in Colorado, Franklin Morales made an appearance out of the pen for Kansas City in the eighth inning. Franky gave up one run on two hits — a Jose Bautista RBI single to plate Ben Revere. Morales saw his postseason ERA rise to 9.00, throwing 10 strikes on 20 pitches.
Game 4 of the American League Championship Series is scheduled for Tuesday afternoon at 2:07 MST.