Tapia went 1-for-5 with an RBI single, sacrifice fly and stolen base in the 5-4 win over the Giants on Thursday. Tapia drove in Ryan McMahon in the fourth and stole his eighth base later in the inning. The outfielder later came up with the game-winning RBI with a sacrifice fly in the 11th. Tapia is slashing .296/.348/.367 on the campaign.
Tapia (head) will lead off and play left field Tuesday, Patrick Saunders of The Denver Post reports. Dizziness forced Tapia to exit Sunday's game against the Angels, but he's ready to go following Monday's off day. He hasn't shown much power this season, but his .302/.371/.381 slash line is nevertheless decent.
Manager Bud Black said that Tapia was removed after four innings in Sunday's 5-3 loss to the Angels after experiencing dizziness during the contest, Patrick Saunders of The Denver Post reports. He went 1-for-2 with a base hit and a run scored before departing. Manager Bud Black said that Tapia was feeling ill prior to Sunday's game, and he was dizzy after he made a diving catch in the third inning. He was removed from the game as a result. The Rockies are off Monday, so Tapia will get a full day to recover before the team determines whether he's fit to play Tuesday against the Athletics.
Tapia went 2-for-5 with a stolen base and a run scored in Friday's 8-4 win over the Angels. Tapia led off the first inning with a single and stole second, but didn't score. In the fifth, he singled again and scored on a Trevor Story triple. Tapia has been solid in his last six games, going 8-for-27 (.296) with a homer, two RBI and three runs scored. That's right in line with his seasonal production -- he's slashing .300/.372/.383 with five stolen bases, a homer, 12 RBI and 16 runs scored in 15 games. The outfielder's productive hitting lately has him batting leadoff ahead of Story and Charlie Blackmon.
Tapia went 3-for-5 with an RBI single and a run scored in Sunday's 7-6 win over the Dodgers. All three hits were singles. Tapia's biggest contribution to the offense came in the fifth inning, when he knocked in Garrett Hampson with a single and then came around to score on Nolan Arenado's single. The 26-year-old Tapia has hit safely in nine straight games, going 14-for-37 (.378) with five RBI, a homer, and six runs scored in that span.
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