After an off day on Monday, the Colorado Rockies called up 1B/OF prospect Michael Toglia, who is their #14 prospect and their first round draft pick in 2019.
Since he has made his debut, the Rockies have not played particularly well (2-4 record) but Toglia has shown that he has been pretty good in the majors.
Rockies: Michael Toglia’s first week in the major leagues
In his first week in the major leagues, Colorado Rockies first baseman/outfielder Michael Toglia has started in all six games for the club and he has played very well.
He has hit .286/.318/.571 with a home run, three RBI, and three doubles. Toglia’s first MLB hit was a single in the third inning against Kyle Wright. Wright is having a great season. He’s leading the majors in wins with 17 with an ERA of 2.85 in 25 starts on the season.
Later in the game, he hit his first MLB home run. It just happened to be a two-run home run against Braves closer Kenley Jansen. Jansen leads the majors with 31 saves and is a three-time All-Star from his days with the Dodgers. Those two runs happened to be the only two runs the Rockies scored in their 3-2 loss.
The following night, the Rockies only recorded two hits against Spencer Strider. The rookie right-handed starter only allowed two hits and struck out 16 in his eight innings of work. That strikeout total is the all-time lead for any Braves starter since they moved to Atlanta, including John Smoltz, Tom Glavine, Greg Maddux, Phil Niekro, and many other greats of yesteryear.
Among the two hits Strider allowed, Toglia tallied one of them: a double. It was the only extra-base hit that the Rockies recorded in the game.
In Sunday’s doubleheader against the Reds, the Rockies had a great game (an 8-4 win) and an awful game (a 10-0 loss). In the first game, Toglia went 2-for-4 with an RBI double. In the second game, the Rockies only had four hits but they also walked eight times. They obviously didn’t cash in on any of them but Toglia walked once and he had one of their four hits: another double.
Now, Toglia is hoping to keep hitting for power at Coors Field as the Rockies return home to face the Brewers in a day game on Monday for Labor Day. The Brewers have gone 17-19 since the Rockies last faced them, including losing three of four against the D-Backs this past weekend.