The Colorado Rockies (30-48) have not had many bright spots in the 2012 MLB season, but the emergence of OF Tyler Colvin has certainly made an injury-plagued season much more enjoyable for Colorado fans. The 26-year-old outfielder who joined the team in the 3B Ian Stewart trade has hit 8 home runs with a .378 weighted on base average -- good for third-best on the team.
As such, he has begun to cultivate additional playing time, starting in four of the last five Rockies games. On Monday, Colvin will again be featured in the lineup, hitting No. 5 against the St. Louis Cardinals (41-38). Here's a look at Monday's lineup:
#Rockies lineup 7/2 at STL: Young8, Scutaro6, Gonzalez7, Cuddyer3, Colvin9, Pacheco5, Nelson4, Rosario2, Outman1.— Colorado Rockies (@Rockies) July 2, 2012
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