Tapia will man left field and bat leadoff Sunday against the Reds, Thomas Harding of MLB.com reports.
Tapia will spell Charlie Blackmon in the outfield and atop the order while the four-time All-Star rests following Saturday's 17-9 loss, which lasted three hours and 53 minutes and followed a lengthy rain delay. Though Tapia is drawing his second consecutive start, it's only his third in the Rockies' past eight contests.
Tapia entered Saturday's 5-4 extra-innings loss to the Dodgers as part of a double switch, going 1-for-2 with a solo home run.
His seventh-inning shot off Caleb Ferguson briefly gave the Rockies a 4-3 lead that the bullpen couldn't hold. Tapia is now slashing a modest .263/.304/.452 with six homers and 26 RBI.
Tapia went 3-for-5 with a double, two runs and two RBI in Sunday's 14-13 loss to the Padres.
Tapia's three hits were his most since May 12, but the performance loses some meaningfulness during a series in which the Rockies and Padres set a modern-era record for a four-game set with a combined 92 runs scored. Ian Desmond, who also notched three hits Sunday, has displayed a hotter bat of late and appears to have inched ahead of Tapia for the primary gig in center field. Tapia had sat out four of the previous five contests before re-entering the lineup for the series finale.
Tapia will start in left field and bat seventh Sunday against the Padres.
Though Tapia will stick in the starting nine for the series finale, his playing time has been on the downswing with Charlie Blackmon recently returning from the injured list and Ian Desmond swinging a hot bat. Tapia only started three of the Rockies' previous eight games and is batting just .154 in June.
Tapia will start in left field and bat sixth Sunday against the Mets, Jenny Cavnar of AT&T SportsNet Rocky Mountain reports.
Tapia had served as the Rockies' leadoff hitter for a two-week stretch before dropping out of the lineup entirely in Saturday's 5-3 loss when Charlie Blackmon (calf) re-entered the starting nine. Though Tapia will rejoin the lineup with Ian Desmond resting Sunday, Blackmon will handle table-setting duties for the second straight day and likely for the foreseeable future. The permanent move down the batting order may hinder Tapia's run-scoring and base-stealing opportunities moving forward.
Tapia will start in left field and lead off Sunday against the Orioles.
Tapia served as the Rockies' leadoff man in the first two contests of the series, going 2-for-10 with a run scored. Assuming Charlie Blackmon's calf injury doesn't prove to be a long-term concern, Tapia looks set to drop back to the fifth or sixth spot in the order within the next few days.
Tapia is not in the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Pirates, Thomas Harding of MLB.com reports.
Tapia has cooled a bit in recent days but is still batting .327/.364/.558 for the month of May. The only thing really preventing him from an everyday role is the Sunk Cost Fallacy -- the Rockies refuse to cut their losses with Ian Desmond even though he's been below replacement level in each of his three seasons with Colorado. For now, Tapia will continue to see only semi-regular starts.
Tapia went 3-for-4 with a home run, double, two RBI and two runs Sunday in the Rockies' 10-7 win over the Padres.
Tapia's performance was impressive enough on the surface, but even more so after considering that the lefty-swinging outfielder notched all of his hits against left-handed pitchers. The 25-year-old now has multiple hits in three of his last four starts and continues to build a case for sticking in an everyday role over Ian Desmond.
Tapia is not in the lineup for Saturday's game against the Padres.
He will sit for a second straight day with another southpaw (Joey Lucchesi) due up for San Diego. Tapia started against lefties Thursday and Tuesday, and he's had success in a limited sample against left-handed pitching this season. However, the Rockies are dead set on keeping Ian Desmond involved, and it seems likely that most of Tapia's starts will come against right-handers moving forward -- with David Dahl shifting to center to make room for Tapia in left.
Tapia went 1-for-4 with a triple, a run and three RBI in the Rockies' 8-7 victory over the Diamondbacks on Sunday.
Tapia remains locked-in at the plate, as he drove in three runs and ripped his fourth triple of the season, which ties him with teammate Charlie Blackmon for the most in the National League. He's been racking up more at-bats recently with Ian Desmond struggling in the early going, and he's making a strong case to manager Bud Black that he should continue to draw starts with his solid .271/.319/.565 slash line through 33 games.
Tapia will start in left field and bat seventh Sunday against the Diamondbacks, Patrick Saunders of The Denver Post reports.
Tapia is included in the lineup for the fifth time in six games, while Ian Desmond sits for a third time during that stretch. Though Desmond has a pricey, long-term contract working in his favor, his lowly .186/.236/.343 batting line has the season has made manager Bud Black more willing to give chances to Tapia. The 25-year-old hasn't disappointed thus far with an .878 OPS through his first 87 plate appearances of 2019.
Tapia went 3-for-5 with a solo homer and RBI single in an 11-6 victory against the Brewers on Thursday.
The 25-year-old received another opportunity to play Thursday and took advantage of it. He played in all four games of the set in Milwaukee, going 5-for-14 (.357) with two extra-base hits. It's likely that the Rockies will go with their regular outfielder lineup when they return home this weekend, but with his three-hit performance, Tapia has at least given Bud Black something to think about before Friday's game.
Tapia will start in left field and bat seventh Thursday against the Brewers, Kyle Newman of The Denver Post reports.
The Rockies have used the last three days to give each member of their regular outfield starters (Ian Desmond, Charlie Blackmon and David Dahl) a breather. That's paved the way for Tapia to make three consecutive starts, but the 25-year-old should be in store for a downturn in playing time once the team returns to Coors Field for its series with the Diamondbacks this weekend.
Tapia went 2-for-4 with a double, a run and a walk in an 11-4 win for the Rockies over the Brewers on Wednesday.
Tapia chipped in with a pair of knocks in this big victory for the Rockies, reaching base three times overall and ripping his fifth double of the season. His .264 average and .312 on-base percentage are right about in line with his career averages, but the 25-year-old has done a good job of making his hits count so far, as he's laced 11 extra-base hits in his 72 at-bats to give him a robust .542 slugging percentage.
Tapia went 2-for-4 with two doubles, three RBI and a walk in Wednesday's 9-5 win over the Nationals.
Tapia was unable to extend his home run streak to four games but still provided plenty of offense for the Rockies. The 25-year-old is slashing .281/.328/.596 with three home runs -- already a career high -- through 57 at-bats.
Tapia went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run in Tuesday's 6-3 loss to the Nationals.
His second-inning blast off Patrick Corbin gave Tapia three homers in his last three games, accounting for his entire power output on the season so far. The 25-year-old's .264/.304/.566 slash line isn't outstanding, but he'll be tough to take out of the lineup while he's swinging a hot bat.
Tapia is in the lineup, hitting sixth and playing left field for Tuesday's game against the Padres, Thomas Harding of MLB.com reports.
Tapia got two at-bats in Monday's game after replacing Noel Cuevas, who exited with a quad injury that landed him on the injured list. With the club's outfield depth stretched thin with David Dahl (oblique) also on the injured list, the 25-year-old could see an uptick in at-bats until Dahl rejoins the club, but his .705 career OPS over 257 at-bats suggests he shouldn't be expected to provide a great deal of value at the dish.
Tapia is not in the lineup Saturday against San Francisco, Patrick Saunders of The Denver Post reports.
Tapia and Yonathan Daza (who starts Saturday) appear to be platooning in left field with David Dahl (abdomen) on the injured list. The Rockies are facing their second of a string of five straight lefties, however, so it's not clear yet whether Tapia will remain on the bench against all of them.
Tapia isn't in Friday's starting lineup against the Giants.
Tapia is 3-for-14 with a triple and seven strikeouts over his previous four games, so he'll take a seat Friday evening with Yonathan Daza slated to bat seventh and man left field. Tapia should continue to see the bulk of the starts in left until David Dahl (abdomen) returns from the injured list.
Tapia is in the lineup, manning left field and hitting second for Colorado's tilt against the Braves on Monday.
With David Dahl (oblique) exiting Sunday's game against the Dodgers early, Tapia replaced him in that contest and will start Monday's game against the Braves with Dahl out of the lineup. Manager Bud Black said on Monday that Dahl's injury was "slight" and he hasn't yet been placed on the injured list, per Nick Groke of The Athletic, but Tapia could be in line to continue to see at-bats in the short term should Dahl need a few more days off. The 25-year-old has a career slash line of .268/.310/.397 over 239 at-bats at the big-league level.
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