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Rockies' Sam Hilliard: Optioned to Triple-A
Hilliard was optioned to Triple-A Albuquerque on Thursday, Danielle Allentuck of The Denver Gazette reports.
Hilliard hit just .161 with two homers, 13 runs, 12 RBI and two stolen bases over 41 games to begin the season, and he recently lost out on playing time. The 28-year-old should have more consistent at-bats while attempting to right the ship in the minors, and he'll likely be one of the top candidates for a call-up if the Rockies need additional outfield depth.... See More ... See Less
Rockies' Sam Hilliard: Back in action Sunday
Hilliard (head) is starting in left field and batting seventh Sunday against Atlanta.
Hilliard made a diving catch Wednesday that resulted in him landing in the concussion protocol, but he has passed all necessary tests and is ready to return to the lineup. He is hitting .226 with zero home runs and zero steals over his last 10 games.... See More ... See Less
Rockies' Sam Hilliard: Comes up empty in return
Hilliard (head) went 0-for-5 with two strikeouts in Sunday's 8-7 loss to Atlanta.
Hilliard missed four games after making a diving catch Wednesday that sent him into the concussion protocol. He didn't do well in his return, and he's now 0-for-9 across his last three games. The 28-year-old is slashing .178/.261/.297 with two home runs, 12 RBI, 12 runs scored and a pair of stolen bases in 115 plate appearances, so he shouldn't be expected to see much more than the strong side of a platoon with Yonathan Daza in left field now that he's healthy.... See More ... See Less
Rockies' Sam Hilliard: Still not starting
Hilliard (head) isn't starting Saturday against Atlanta.
Hilliard entered the concussion protocol after making a diving catch in the first game of Wednesday's doubleheader against the Marlins, and he'll be out of the lineup for a fourth consecutive game Saturday. He remains day-to-day for now, but Connor Joe, Yonathan Daza and Randal Grichuk will start in the outfield from left to right during Saturday's matchup.... See More ... See Less
Rockies' Sam Hilliard: Being evaluated for concussion
Hilliard is in the concussion protocol after making a diving catch in the first game of Wednesday's doubleheader against the Marlins, Danielle Allentuck of The Denver Gazette reports.
The 28-year-old didn't appear in Wednesday's nightcap, and he remains out of the lineup Thursday against Atlanta after he entered the concussion protocol. If Hilliard is forced to spend time on the injured list, Garrett Hampson will likely see a slight uptick in playing time in Colorado's outfield.... See More ... See Less
Rockies' Sam Hilliard: Takes seat for nightcap
Hilliard is out of the lineup for Game 2 of Tuesday's doubleheader versus Miami.
Hilliard started in left field for the fourth consecutive contest in Game 1 of the twin bill, and he went 0-for-4 with three strikeouts as the Colorado offense was quiet during the 14-1 defeat. He'll head to the bench for Game 2 while Garrett Hampson takes over in center field.... See More ... See Less
Rockies' Sam Hilliard: Gets fourth straight start
Hilliard will start in left field and bat seventh in the first game of Wednesday's doubleheader with the Marlins.
Hilliard will stick in the lineup for a fourth consecutive game after he went 5-for-11 with a double, a walk, three runs and an RBI in the previous three contests. The quartet of Charlie Blackmon, Connor Joe, Randal Grichuk and Yonathan Daza are still expected to fill out the three outfield spots and designated hitter in most games while Kris Bryant (back) is on the injured list, but the Rockies could continue to open up semi-regular at-bats for Hilliard by rotating rest days among the other four players.... See More ... See Less
Rockies' Sam Hilliard: Sits versus righty
Hilliard is out of the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Giants, Patrick Lyons of TheDNVR.com reports.
After sitting against lefty Alex Wood in Monday's series opener, the lefty-hitting Hilliard now finds himself on the bench versus a righty (Alex Cobb). Hilliard's lowly .169/.282/.323 slash line on the season appears to have cost him a large-side platoon role in the outfield, and playing time could be even harder to come by for the 28-year-old by the weekend, when Kris Bryant (back) is likely to return from the 10-day injured list.... See More ... See Less
Rockies' Sam Hilliard: Heads to bench Monday
Hilliard is out of the lineup for Monday's game against the Giants, Patrick Saunders of The Denver Post reports.
Hilliard will take a seat after he went 3-for-16 with a pair of home runs, a stolen base and seven RBI while starting each of the last five games. Despite those solid counting stats, Hilliard is still hitting .169 on the season and looks more likely than the hot-hitting Yonathan Daza to move into a reserve role once Kris Bryant (back) is ready to return from the 10-day injured list.... See More ... See Less
Rockies' Sam Hilliard: Goes deep again Saturday
Hilliard went 1-for-2 with a home run, a walk, two total runs and four total RBI in a 10-4 victory versus the Royals on Saturday.
Hilliard capped a big third inning for the Rockies with his three-run shot to right field. The long ball was the second in as many days for Hilliard after he failed to go deep in his first 55 at-bats of the season. Prior to Friday, he was mired in a massive slump during which he went 3-for-40 with 14 strikeouts over 14 games.... See More ... See Less
Rockies' Sam Hilliard: Smacks first homer
Hilliard went 2-for-4 with a solo home run, a walk, a stolen base and two RBI against Kansas City on Friday.
Hilliard drove in his first run of the game on a single in the second inning, and he proceeded to immediately steal his second base of the campaign. He followed that up by recording his first home run of the season in the eighth frame. So long as Kris Bryant (back) is sidelined, Hilliard should get regular at-bats against right-handed pitching. However, his production hasn't been noteworthy, as he's managed just a .169/.286/.288 line with six RBI and five runs scored across 70 plate appearances.... See More ... See Less
Rockies' Sam Hilliard: Sits against southpaw
Hilliard isn't starting Monday against the Giants, Danielle Allentuck of The Denver Gazette reports.
Hilliard started in the last four games and went 0-for-11 with a run, a stolen base, two walks and four strikeouts. He'll get a breather with left-hander Carlos Rodon starting for the Giants while Yonathan Daza, Garrett Hampson and Randal Grichuk start in the outfield from left to right.... See More ... See Less
Rockies' Sam Hilliard: Records stolen base
Hilliard went 0-for-2 with two walks and a stolen base Friday against the Diamondbacks.
Hilliard continues to start regularly against right-handed pitching in the absence of Kris Bryant (back). He reached base with a two-out walk in the second inning and stole second base for his first swipe of the season. Otherwise, Hilliard hasn't taken advantage of his uptick in playing time, as he's reached base only 11 times across 37 plate appearances while tallying one RBI and one run scored.... See More ... See Less
Rockies' Sam Hilliard: Not in lineup against southpaw
Hilliard isn't starting Wednesday against the Nationals.
Hilliard went 1-for-4 with a double in Tuesday's series opener against Washington, but he'll head to the bench with left-hander Patrick Corbin on the mound Wednesday. Connor Joe will start in left field while Yonathan Daza enters the lineup in center.... See More ... See Less
Rockies' Sam Hilliard: Sits Sunday
Hilliard is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Reds, Thomas Harding of MLB.com reports.
Yonathan Daza will get a look in center field while Hilliard sits out after he started in each of the past three games while going 1-for-8 with a triple, four walks and an RBI during that stretch. While Kris Bryant (back) is stuck on the injured list, Hilliard looks like he'll see steady reps in the outfield alongside Charlie Blackmon and Randal Grichuk.... See More ... See Less
Rockies' Sam Hilliard: Reaches base three times
Hilliard went 1-for-2 with two walks, a triple and an RBI on Thursday against the Phillies.
Hilliard led off the third inning with a triple but was ultimately stranded there. However, he still had a productive day after grounding into a fielder's choice in the seventh frame to deliver the team's only run of the contest. He's stuck in a fourth outfielder role, though he has drawn seven starts in the last 14 games -- in part due to injuries to Garrett Hampson (hand) and more recently Kris Bryant (back). Hilliard hasn't taken advantage of that opportunity, as he has only six hits across 23 at-bats with three RBI and three runs scored.... See More ... See Less
Rockies' Sam Hilliard: Back in bench role
Hilliard is out of the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Phillies.
Hilliard picked up three starts in the Rockies' last four games, but two of those came while Randal Grichuk was tending to a sore back. Grichuk has returned to the lineup for the past two contests and hasn't experienced any setbacks, so Hilliard looks like he'll be relegated to fourth-outfielder duties for the foreseeable future.... See More ... See Less
Rockies' Sam Hilliard: Takes advantage of chance to start
Hilliard went 1-for-4 with a double, two RBI and one run scored Friday against the Cubs.
Hilliard drew only his second start of the season, replacing Randal Grichuk in center field. He came to the plate with two runners in scoring position in the fourth inning and delivered a two-RBI double. Without an injury ahead of him, Hilliard appears in line for a bench role this season, as he has seen just nine plate appearances across Colorado's first seven games.... See More ... See Less
Rockies' Sam Hilliard: Not starting Opening Day
Hilliard is not in the lineup for Friday's game against the Dodgers.
Hilliard was the presumed primary starter in center field to open the season for the Rockies, but he'll instead begin the campaign on the bench. Randal Grichuk, who was recently acquired from Toronto, will start in center and figures to cut into Hilliard's playing time. Kris Bryant and Charlie Blackmon will start in left and right field, respectively, while Connor Joe serves as the designated hitter.... See More ... See Less
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