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Troy Tulowitzki collects 1,000th career hit with seventh-inning single against the Mets

May 3, 2014, 11:01 PM EDT

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Troy Tulowitzki collected his 1,000th career hit with a seventh-inning single up the middle with one out in the seventh inning against the Mets on Saturday night. Standing on first base, Tulowitzki tipped his helmet in acknowledgement to the crowd at Coors Field, and signaled that he’d like the baseball to be collected for posterity.

Tulowitzki is 2-for-3 on the night as of this writing. He would be the NL MVP if the season ended today. Including his performance tonight, he is slashing .394/.496/.727 with seven home runs, 25 RBI, and stellar defense at shortstop. FanGraphs rates him as the most valuable player in the National League and just 0.1 WAR below Mike Trout for the MLB lead.

  1. zengreaser - May 3, 2014 at 11:15 PM

    It’s a shame, really, that he doesn’t get more pub. Terrific player. And it would do the average fan good to hear more about guys like Troy and less about the Harpers and the Puigs.

  2. thetxhammer - May 4, 2014 at 12:29 AM

    What has Harper done that makes it a “shame” that we hear about him so often?

    Not a Harper apologist, but that doesn’t make any sense. Puig? Can’t argue with you there.

    • cowboysoldiertx - May 4, 2014 at 9:02 AM

      Are you Jim Adler? The attorney? I see his commercials sometimes.

    • zengreaser - May 4, 2014 at 9:03 AM

      Harper’s not nearly good enough to warrant the amount of coverage he gets from the mainstream media. That’s not to say he isn’t good; he is a talented ballplayer. But he gets much more pub than Trout (who deserves all the credit he gets and more) and guys like Troy. Puig, while exciting and definitely talented as well, gets overkill coverage too. My point isn’t to imply Harper & Puig aren’t good. They just get so much coverage that you’d think they’re the only two guys playing the game. A guy like Tulowitzki, despite the All Star appearances and his high level of play, gets overlooked a lot.

  3. phillysports1 - May 4, 2014 at 2:00 AM

    ^ can’t argue with him there because puig is cuban huh ?

  4. newy0rker - May 4, 2014 at 7:33 AM

    Yep cause his Cuban ur on the money now ^^

  5. thetxhammer - May 4, 2014 at 9:59 PM

    Not Jimmy Adler haha


    I just had this discussion with a few buddies; I agree with your points. However, I’d have to say the media coverage Harper gets isn’t his fault, he’s done things only 4 or 5 people have ever done at his age, so (in my own opinion) I agree the coverage is more than necessary especially when you consider how little coverage guys like Tulo get, but he’s also a unique talent.

    To the person who had the comments about Puig I’ll quote one Hank Hill, “I’m not even going to dignify that (ignorant) comment with a response.”

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