When Michael Cuddyer went on the 15-day DL with a neck injury, the Colorado Rockies called up Charlie Blackmon. Blackmon had a very nice spring for the Rockies, showing solid power and getting on base. He’s also played well in his recent stints in the majors, so all of the signs pointed to him playing well when he got the chance.
Blackmon certainly contributed yesterday when he did this. In his four plate appearances against the Cardinals, he went 2-4 with a HR and 2 RBIs. This was as good of a start as he could have imagined for, and he needs to continue to play well if he wants to see extended time on the team. Right now he will be sent back to the minors when Cuddyer comes off the DL, so he’ll need to make a major impression on the team if he wants that to change.