Tapia will not start Saturday's game against the Reds. Tapia sits after starting 13 straight contests. He's riding a nine-game hitting streak, a stretch in which he's hit .463 with a 1.122 OPS. Connor Joe starts in left field in his absence.
Tapia went 3-for-5 with two doubles and two runs scored Wednesday against the Marlins. Tapia extended his hitting streak to seven games, and he's collected multiple hits in five of those contests. In that same span, he's collected five RBI and scored nine runs. The hot stretch has also increased his line to .286/.333/.405 across 246 plate appearances to go along with 31 runs scored, 31 RBI and five stolen bases.
Tapia went 3-for-5 with two doubles, three RBI and a run scored in Wednesday's 6-3 win over the Rangers. Tapia's two doubles marked his first game this season with multiple extra-base hits. He knocked in half of the Rockies' runs Wednesday. The 26-year-old is slashing .261/.317/.367 in 204 plate appearances. Despite being the primary leadoff hitter, he has more RBI (29) than runs (23). His 29 RBI are second on his team behind Ryan McMahon's 32. In addition, Tapia has five long balls in the 2021 campaign.
Tapia isn't starting Game 2 of Thursday's doubleheader against the Mets. Tapia went 0-for-3 while leading off in Thursday's matinee. Connor Joe will take over in left field and bat seventh.
Tapia went 1-for-3 with a two-run home run, an additional run scored and a walk in Friday's 7-1 win over the Diamondbacks. Tapia slammed his fifth home run of the season off Seth Frankoff in the second inning. Prior to the home run, Tapia was 1-for-16 in his last five games. His slash line is down to .277/.341/.400 in 173 plate appearances. The 27-year-old has five home runs, 24 RBI, 22 runs and five steals this season.
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