DJ LeMahieu
2B COL
2 months ago

LeMahieu is out of the lineup Sunday against the Brewers.

EDGE Analysis

The Rockies will hold LeMahieu out during the season finale in order to protect his .348 average on the season, which will allow him to claim the NL batting title by a narrow margin over the Nationals' Daniel Murphy. Pat Valaika will man second base with LeMahieu sitting out.

DJ LeMahieu
2B COL
2 months ago

LeMahieu is out of the lineup Saturday against the Brewers, MLB.com's Thomas Harding reports.

EDGE Analysis

He has just two at-bats in the last three games, as the Rockies are intent on getting LeMahieu the NL batting title. His batting average sits at .348 while Daniel Murphy's is at .347, and considering Murphy won't return until the postseason, it's plausible that LeMahieu won't receive another plate appearance this year in order to make sure he gets the batting crown. Daniel Descalso will start at the keystone and hit second.

DJ LeMahieu
2B COL
2 months ago

LeMahieu is out of the lineup for the second straight night Thursday against the Giants, Thomas Harding of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

This looks like a continued effort from manager Walt Weiss to help LeMahieu in his chase for the National League batting title. Sitting the keystoner, who's hitting .349 along with 11 homers, 103 runs scored and 11 stolen bases, against a tough arm like Cueto seems to fit that plan. At least an NL batting title gives Colorado something to play -- or in this case, not play -- for. The Rockies deployed a similar plan for Justin Morneau down the stretch when he won the honor in 2014. He'll probably suit up at least once more before the end of the year, but his owners will have to check his daily status. On Thursday, Daniel Descalso will slide over to second and occupy the two hole.

DJ LeMahieu
2B COL
2 months ago

LeMahieu is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Giants.

EDGE Analysis

The Rockies are going with a decidedly left-handed lineup against San Francisco's Jeff Samardzija on Wednesday, plugging Daniel Descalso in at second base in place of LeMahieu. Samardzija has given up 41 XBH to left-handed batters this season, including 12 home runs. LeMahieiu figures to draw back in Thursday against Johnny Cueto.

DJ LeMahieu
2B COL
2 months ago

LeMahieu is out of the lineup Saturday against the Dodgers, Eric Stephen of SB Nation reports.

EDGE Analysis

It's not often one sees a healthy .349 hitter sit when they would have the platoon advantage, but LeMahieu hasn't had a day off in more than a month. Further, his 13-game hitting streak ended Friday and he's just 9-for-37 against Saturday's starter Clayton Kershaw. Patrick Valaika will get the nod at second base in LeMahieu's absence.

DJ LeMahieu
2B COL
3 months ago

LeMahieu went 3-for-5 with two doubles, three RBI, a run scored and a stolen base during Friday's win over the Padres.

EDGE Analysis

LeMahieu ripped a bases-loaded double in the second inning, giving him a career-high 62 RBI and extending his current hit streak to seven games. The second baseman is also on pace to obliterate his career mark for batting average, as the trio of hits moved up into a tie for first-place in the National League at .349, alongside Daniel Murphy.

DJ LeMahieu
2B COL
3 months ago

LeMahieu went 2-for-5 with a double, a run and three RBI against the Dodgers on Monday.

EDGE Analysis

LeMahieu has put up two multi-hit games in three tries since returning from a minor wrist injury, pushing his average up to .344 along the way. He's hitting an even .400 at home, so owners should be licking their chops with the Rockies at Coors Field for their next eight games.

DJ LeMahieu
2B COL
3 months ago

LeMahieu (wrist) went 3-for-5 with a run in Saturday's 9-4 extra-inning victory over the Nationals.

EDGE Analysis

After missing the prior three games with wrist inflammation, LeMahieu made an encouraging return to the lineup. The 28-year-old has had a jaw-dropping August, with 11 multi-hit efforts four homers and 13 RBI. He's also now hitting .469 (38-for-81) during the month, bringing his season average to a stellar .347.

DJ LeMahieu
2B COL
3 months ago

LeMahieu (wrist) is back in the Rockies' lineup Saturday against Washington, Jenny Cavnar of ROOT Sports reports.

EDGE Analysis

LeMahieu missed the last three games with inflammation in his wrist, but he said Friday that the ailment had begun to clear up. The 28-year-old will be back at his usual second base spot Saturday, and he'll bat second in the order behind leadoff man Charlie Blackmon.

DJ LeMahieu
2B COL
3 months ago

LeMahieu (wrist) deemed himself available to pinch hit Friday against the Nationals, Thomas Harding of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

A bout of wrist inflammation will keep LeMahieu on the bench for a third straight game, but he said Friday that the wrist is feeling better and he should be good to start Saturday. The training staff will, of course, have the final say as far as Saturday goes but it sounds like LeMahieu is fully expected to avoid a DL stint. Daniel Descalso starts at second base Friday.