Baker & Torrealba

Today’s Sunday afternoon game sports the two rehabbing Rockies Jeff Baker and Yorvit Torrealba. Torrealba caught last night’s game and went 1-for-4 with a run scored and a walk and is right back out there again today with one interesting note. Instead of setting up behind the dish today to receive the pitches he’ll be stationed over at first base receiving throws from the infield. Torrealba has never played first base in the Major Leagues but has played there in winter ball. Baker did not play in last night’s game.

Here’s a look at Stu Cole’s lineup for the first place Sky Sox:

Mike McCoy – SS

Chris Frey – CF

Matt Miller – LF

Matt Murton – RF

Jeff Baker – 2B

Yorvit Torrealba – 1B

Christian Colonel – 3B

Sal Fasano – C

Alan Johnson – P

McCoy makes his eighth start in the leadoff position as Eric Young Jr. gets the afternoon off. The Sox are 4-3 in McCoy’s previous seven starts from that spot in the lineup where he is hitting.429 (12-for-28) with three doubles, six runs scored, three RBIs, six walks and five stolen bases.

2 thoughts on “Baker & Torrealba

    • Torrealba at first was an interesting twist. He played the position pretty well though. You could tell that he was being very deliberate at times receiving throws but for someone who hasn’t played first much in his career at all he played well.

      I’ve only seen Baker in his one start here at home but he looked good. At the plate, he had a consistent approach for someone who hasn’t played a lot this year. He had a throwing error on a double play relay throw yesterday but handled his other chances out there well. I’m not sure how close he is to returning yet but if he continues to improve then I would imagine it wouldn’t be long from now.

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