With Brendan Rodgers being called up on Friday night, the Rockies gave their fans a taste of the future. But Ryan McMahon was quick to remind fans on Sunday that he’s a big part of the future as well.
McMahon hit a pair of home runs in Sunday’s loss to boost his average to .260 on the season. We talked in this article about how Rodgers may take up some of McMahon’s time on the field but we also believe that the Rockies are a potentially better team when McMahon and Rodgers share the field. Hopefully we’ll get to see that in Pittsburgh.
In the spring, McMahon nudged out Garrett Hampson, Pat Valaika and, yes, even Rodgers to win the second base job. Now it seems that McMahon is right back in that same position, battling for his spot at second base with Rodgers getting the call-up.
McMahon had a pinch-hit double on Saturday before hitting the two homers on Sunday. Don’t be surprised if RyMac plays with a bit of a chip on his shoulder after being thrust back into a battle for playing time. That chip could help not only McMahon gain more playing time but also help Colorado’s lineup overall.