The Rockies' leadoff hitter is, to the surprise of no one, at his best at Coors Field, batting .294 with an .831 OPS, and that's where he'll spend all his time this week. His production has slowed since the first couple weeks of the season, but he does have six multi-hit games in his past nine.
Joe went 2-for-4 with a walk Thursday against the Marlins. Joe had sat for two of the Rockies' last three games and appeared to be losing playing time to Garrett Hampson. However, the timing is a bit strange, as Joe has now recorded four multi-hit performances in his last six starts. Though he's cooled off since an incredible start, Joe has still maintained a 104 wRC+ and .339 wOBA across 291 plate appearances on the season.
Joe isn't starting Wednesday against the Marlins. Joe is out of the lineup for the second time in the last three games after he went 1-for-4 with a run, a walk and two strikeouts in Tuesday's loss to Miami. Randal Grichuk is shifting to right field while Garrett Hampson draws the start in center.
Joe is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Padres. Joe will take a seat for the series finale after he went 8-for-18 with a double, two runs and an RBI while starting in each of the past four contests. Sean Bouchard will pick up a start in left field in Joe's stead.
Joe went 4-for-5 with an RBI in Thursday's 4-2 loss to the Guardians. Colorado received almost all of its offensive production in the series finale from the Nos. 1 and 9 batters in the lineup, as Joe and catcher Brian Serven combined for eight of the team's 11 hits. Joe has made all but five of his 58 starts out of the leadoff spot this season, and he's unlikely to move down in the order anytime soon while he's getting on base at a .360 clip for the campaign.
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