You can’t spell “It Klutz Riot, Yow!” without Troy Tulowitzki.
Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki admits that the problems that have led to six errors already this season, which matches last year’s total, have crossed over from the physical to mental.
Tulowitzki, out of the lineup Wednesday—in the rubber game of three with the Padres—for the first time this season, has six errors in 63 chances this season, after finishing last year with six in 684 chances en route to his second straight Gold Glove.
Tulowitzki is also hitting a sub-par .244, but the defensive errors are alarming to the Rockies, their fans and himself.
“Sometimes, I’ll look back at a season and say, ‘Wow, that was a good fielding season. I didn’t even know I had that in me,’” Tulowitzki said. “Now that I’m off to this bad start and matched my error total, I know that stuff, but I’m also a fan of the game. I realize this happens. There are some pretty good players that this has happened to. It just hasn’t happened to me yet.
“It’s tough to sometimes just be out there and say, ‘Is this really going on?’ It doesn’t seem real, but it is.”
Posted: April 19, 2012 at 06:48 AM | 6 comment(s)
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