Lindor is mired in a 1-for-15 slump in his last four games, dropping his average to .211 in 15 games. He has one double, one home run and five RBI.Analysis:
Segura is hitless in his last three games (14 at-bats). He is batting just .119 in his last 15 games, which has dropped his season average from .289 to .249.Analysis:
Tulowitzki had started all but one of the 14 games, so he is due for a rest. Daniel Descalso will draw the start at shortstop, while batting eighth.Analysis:
Ahmed has been on a nice power surge, homering three times in his last eight games. He is batting. 295 with a .492 slugging percentage and .840 OPS in his last 18 games. He has three doubles, three home runs, nine RBI, eight runs, five walks and two stolen bases in that span.Analysis:
"He's earned the opportunity for a greater challenge," Rockies general manager Jeff Bridich said, per The Denver Post.
Story has spent much of his professional career at shortstop, but he has also seen some time at third base and second base. But the Rockies still view him as a shortstop when all is said and done.
"Some of that remains to be seen. You don't truly know until you see the guy do it at this level," Bridich said. "But we drafted him as a shortstop and he's continued to play shortstop in the minor leagues. ... At this point, we absolutely believe he can be a major-league shortstop."Analysis:
His biggest hit came in the fourth inning when he hit a two-run home run off Ian Kennedy. It was his seventh home run of the season.
Prior to his two-hit game Tuesday, Miller was batting .211 with two doubles and three RBI in his last 11 games.Analysis:
Suarez is 6 for his last 13 and has four RBI in the last two games.Analysis:
Reyes homered for the first time since June 22. He went 2 for 4 and shows signs of emerging from a recent mini slump. He was 1 for his last 12 prior to Tuesday's game.
Reyes hit his fourth home run and now has 27 RBI.Analysis:
Cabrera drove in the Rays' only run of the game, his 20th of the year and third in the last three days.
Cabrera has hit in four of his last five games and is 9 for his last 18. He also had his 12th double of the year and third in the last five games.Analysis:
Escobar is batting .382 (21 for 55) with one triple, three doubles, 10 RBI, nine runs, three walks, six strikeouts and one stolen base in his last 13 games. His batting average has increased from .255 to .281 in that span.Analysis: