Wolters went 3-for-4 with a run and an RBI in Sunday's 6-3 win over the Padres.
Wolters compiled his first multi-hit game of September and first three-hit game since August 17. The 24-year-old had been struggling prior to Sunday's breakout, going 3-for-25 over his previous 10 contests. Colorado's backup catcher is slashing .262/.335/.398 with three home runs and 30 RBI in 66 games this year.
Wolters doesn't play everyday but took advantage of the start Wednesday, matching his season-high in hits on a given night with three. The blast was Wolters' third of the season in 158 ABs, not exactly an impressive number for the rookie catcher considering he plays his home games at Coors Field. Wolters never hit for much power in the minors either, hitting just 15 home runs in his seven-year minor league career. Wolters raised his batting average to .266 on the night, which would be better than he ever hit in double or triple-A.
Wolters doesn't garner too many starts with Nick Hundley ahead of him in the pecking order at catcher, but this strong performance further solidifies what has been a solid campaign for the rookie backstop. Although his .245 batting average and 23 RBI are nothing to get excited about, one can probably attribute the lower numbers to not getting regular playing time. The 24-year-old has really played well in his first season in the big leagues despite what his numbers say, and he should remain with the big league club for the foreseeable future considering his ability to play stellar defense at both catcher and the middle infield positions.
Wolters is out of the lineup for Thursday's game against the Phillies.
Nick Hundley will draw in behind the plate Thursday with the Rockies facing left hander Adam Morgan, which bumps Wolters back to the bench. Wolters has been a non-factor against southpaws this season, batting .095 with a .095 slugging percentage when facing lefties.
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