Triple Play Podcast: Rockies, Ryan Braun, Jason Kipnis, & Royals


On this week’s episode, Reese, Matt, and I take a look at the crazy, ridiculous, use-whatever-adjective-you-can-think-of video game numbers that the Colorado Rockies’ offense is putting up, led by Troy Tulowitzki and Charlie Blackmon. We then talk about a couple of key injuries to teams with playoff aspirations. First, Ryan Braun going to the disabled list will test an already thin Milwaukee Brewers team that got off to a hot start. Then, we discuss the injury to Jason Kipnis and the impact it will have on a Cleveland Indians team that isn’t having much success so far.

In our Royals-related segments, we talk about Billy Butler and Eric Hosmer starting to look like Billy Butler and Eric Hosmer, and we’re obligated to bring up Mike Moustakas‘ offensive struggles because you can never have too much coverage of that. Finally, we talk about Ned Yost and his impact on the team, particularly in reference to Jonah Keri’s column on Grantland from last week, which pointed out the similarity of managers in regards to closer usage.

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Aaron Reese
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