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Sam Hilliard gets a confidence boost as Rockies beat the Padres

DENVER • The last time Sam Hilliard was at Coors Field, he was slumped over in front of his locker, processing the news that he was being sent down to Triple-A. He knew it was the right call — he was hitting .161 and striking out 30% of the time — but it didn't make the news any easier to hear. But now he's back, recalled on Monday after Kris Bryant went on the paternity list. And in his first major league at-bat in nearly a month, he hit a double to deep center. It was the first hit of the day for the Rockies, who went on to beat the Padres 5-3 on Tuesday night.
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Rockies' Sam Hilliard: Productive in win

Hilliard went 3-for-5 with an RBI, a stolen base and three runs scored in Wednesday's 10-6 win over the Padres. Hilliard has gone 4-for-8 across two games since he was recalled to fill in for Kris Bryant (personal). That's a vast improvement after Hilliard went 0-for-20 in nine games in June before getting optioned out to Triple-A Albuquerque. The outfielder stills owns a lackluster .183/.254/.292 slash line with two home runs, 13 RBI, 17 runs scored and three steals through 43 major-league contests this year. It's unclear if he'll stick around with the big club once Bryant returns from the paternity list.
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Rockies' Sam Hilliard: Optioned to Triple-A

Hilliard was optioned to Triple-A Albuquerque on Thursday, Danielle Allentuck of The Denver Gazette reports. Hilliard hit just .161 with two homers, 13 runs, 12 RBI and two stolen bases over 41 games to begin the season, and he recently lost out on playing time. The 28-year-old should have more consistent at-bats while attempting to right the ship in the minors, and he'll likely be one of the top candidates for a call-up if the Rockies need additional outfield depth.
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DENVER — It’s been 83 years since Lou Gehrig showed us his strength. The speech that rocked the baseball world, telling everybody that he would be retiring because of a disease that had no cure: amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). The strength Gehrig showed is strength so many have...
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Rockies' Sam Hilliard: Back in action Sunday

Hilliard (head) is starting in left field and batting seventh Sunday against Atlanta. Hilliard made a diving catch Wednesday that resulted in him landing in the concussion protocol, but he has passed all necessary tests and is ready to return to the lineup. He is hitting .226 with zero home runs and zero steals over his last 10 games.
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Rockies' Sam Hilliard: Comes up empty in return

Hilliard (head) went 0-for-5 with two strikeouts in Sunday's 8-7 loss to Atlanta. Hilliard missed four games after making a diving catch Wednesday that sent him into the concussion protocol. He didn't do well in his return, and he's now 0-for-9 across his last three games. The 28-year-old is slashing .178/.261/.297 with two home runs, 12 RBI, 12 runs scored and a pair of stolen bases in 115 plate appearances, so he shouldn't be expected to see much more than the strong side of a platoon with Yonathan Daza in left field now that he's healthy.
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Rockies' Sam Hilliard: Still not starting

Hilliard (head) isn't starting Saturday against Atlanta. Hilliard entered the concussion protocol after making a diving catch in the first game of Wednesday's doubleheader against the Marlins, and he'll be out of the lineup for a fourth consecutive game Saturday. He remains day-to-day for now, but Connor Joe, Yonathan Daza and Randal Grichuk will start in the outfield from left to right during Saturday's matchup.
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Rockies' Sam Hilliard: Being evaluated for concussion

Hilliard is in the concussion protocol after making a diving catch in the first game of Wednesday's doubleheader against the Marlins, Danielle Allentuck of The Denver Gazette reports. The 28-year-old didn't appear in Wednesday's nightcap, and he remains out of the lineup Thursday against Atlanta after he entered the concussion...
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Rockies' Sam Hilliard: Takes seat for nightcap

Hilliard is out of the lineup for Game 2 of Tuesday's doubleheader versus Miami. Hilliard started in left field for the fourth consecutive contest in Game 1 of the twin bill, and he went 0-for-4 with three strikeouts as the Colorado offense was quiet during the 14-1 defeat. He'll head to the bench for Game 2 while Garrett Hampson takes over in center field.
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Rockies' Sam Hilliard: Gets fourth straight start

Hilliard will start in left field and bat seventh in the first game of Wednesday's doubleheader with the Marlins. Hilliard will stick in the lineup for a fourth consecutive game after he went 5-for-11 with a double, a walk, three runs and an RBI in the previous three contests. The quartet of Charlie Blackmon, Connor Joe, Randal Grichuk and Yonathan Daza are still expected to fill out the three outfield spots and designated hitter in most games while Kris Bryant (back) is on the injured list, but the Rockies could continue to open up semi-regular at-bats for Hilliard by rotating rest days among the other four players.
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Rockies' Sam Hilliard: Sits versus righty

Hilliard is out of the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Giants, Patrick Lyons of TheDNVR.com reports. After sitting against lefty Alex Wood in Monday's series opener, the lefty-hitting Hilliard now finds himself on the bench versus a righty (Alex Cobb). Hilliard's lowly .169/.282/.323 slash line on the season appears to have cost him a large-side platoon role in the outfield, and playing time could be even harder to come by for the 28-year-old by the weekend, when Kris Bryant (back) is likely to return from the 10-day injured list.
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