Reynolds is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Phillies, Thomas Harding of MLB.com reports. Reynolds saw a streak of five consecutive starts come to an end Saturday when the Rockies finally faced a right-handed starting pitcher (Aaron Nola). That ended a stretch of seven consecutive matchups versus lefties, which had resulted in Daniel Murphy collecting dust on the bench. With Murphy now at first base for the second day in a row, Reynolds still looks like nothing more than a short-side platoon player for the Rockies.
Reynolds went 2-for-5 with a solo home run, a double and three RBI in a 12-11 victory for the Rockies over the Giants on Thursday. Reynolds made the most of his first start in three games in this contest, clubbing his fourth homer of the season in the first inning off Derek Holland before later adding a two-run double. The veteran is slashing .194/.325/.418 over 67 at-bats in part-time duty for the Rockies so far this season.
Reynolds is in the lineup, batting cleanup and playing first base against the Diamondbacks on Friday, Patrick Saunders of The Denver Post reports. Daniel Murphy is sitting with back tightness, so Reynolds finds himself in the lineup for a second straight day after knocking in three runs in the Rockies' victory Thursday. Murphy's issue doesn't sound serious, but Reynolds could pick up some more at-bats if he does wind up needing any more time off.
Reynolds went 1-for-4 with a double and three RBI in Colorado's 11-6 win over the Brewers on Thursday. Hitting in the sixth spot in the order, Reynolds carried the Rockies offense to a fast start with a three-run double in the first inning off Freddy Peralta. The 35-year-old hasn't done much in part-time duty so far this season, as this was his first hit since April 22 and he's hitting .193/.333/.386 in his 57 at-bats.
Reynolds will start at first base and bat fifth Saturday against the Phillies, Kyle Newman of The Denver Post reports. After a stretch of four consecutive starts, Reynolds returned to a bench role for the first two games of the series with Philadelphia. Now that Ryan McMahon is back from the injured list, Reynolds' opportunities will likely be more limited, but there will be a spot in the lineup for him Saturday with Nolan Arenado receiving a rare rest day.
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