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Rockies planning rest this weekend for CarGo, Tulo

Sep 30, 2010, 8:54 PM EDT

The Rockies are shutting it down.

Eliminated from playoff contention this week, manager Jim Tracy and Co. decided to leave outfielder Carlos Gonzalez out of Thursday’s lineup against the Cardinals.  According to’s Thomas Harding, the plan is to rest him during Sunday’s season finale as well.

Gonzalez, 24, has burst onto the scene this season with an obscene .338/.378/.602 batting line, 34 homers and 117 RBI in 583 at-bats.  He’s also swiped 25 bases and scored 111 runs.  But the Rockies want to give him a slight head-start on the offseason.

Shortstop Troy Tulowitzki, who has 15 homers and 40 RBI in the month of September, is also expected to see time off this weekend.

  1. nps6724 - Sep 30, 2010 at 9:47 PM

    What’s the point? Might as well let them play out the season since this is all they have left.

  2. Ari Collins - Sep 30, 2010 at 9:54 PM

    Give my only slightly premature congratulations to Craig; his Braves are in. They’re two up on the Pads with three to play now. Even if the Padres sweep the Giants, in SF, the Braves would have to lose two out of three to a resting Phillies team, in Atlanta, and then lose a playoff game to the Giants. So the Padres would have to win three in a row and the Braves lose 3 out of four. Not gonna happen. (Probably.)

  3. Old Gator - Sep 30, 2010 at 10:23 PM

    I’m trying to do the math here. He hit 34 homers and scored 11 runs? Does that have anything to do with the thin air?

  4. Old Gator - Sep 30, 2010 at 10:24 PM

    Agreed. Mutts-scale choke here, folks. And San Diego is really such a nice town.

  5. Drew Silva - Sep 30, 2010 at 10:30 PM

    Thank you. My apologies.

  6. Omega in Colorado - Sep 30, 2010 at 11:27 PM

    Really? Sitting them out the last game of the season between two teams not going to the playoffs?
    They are probably gonna play slow pitch softball anyways for the last series. Let the guys suit up, and have a little fun. Hit a few dingers, grab a brat and a brew and get some sun?

  7. Paper Lions - Oct 1, 2010 at 8:12 AM

    Will fans receive a partial refund for getting to see only part of a ML lineup?

  8. Chris Fiorentino - Oct 1, 2010 at 9:16 AM

    Didn’t “Tulo” get enough time off this season? If I were him, I’d want to play this weekend. Same with “CarGo”. In a related note, when the !@$#%$ did everyone get a nickname? It was OK when we had ARod and Pudge, but when did every single guy have his name cut down in print? Sure, in the clubhouse everyone has a nickname. But that’s always been in the clubhouse. Stop it already, media. Stop. It.

  9. BC - Oct 1, 2010 at 9:56 AM

    What are they resting these guys for? What, do they have some big golf tournament to play in on Monday? This is weak.

  10. Trevor B - Oct 1, 2010 at 10:09 AM

    Hey now, nick names for star (or rising star) players is a fun thing. Granted I’m not fond on names where you just take the first part of the first and last name (Arod, Cargo, HanRam, ManRam, etc), but I digress. At least you don’t hear such things like N-Pun, Wil-Bloom or Jer-Hair.

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