After Game 1 HBP, Tulo pinch-hits in Game 2

After Game 1 HBP, Tulo pinch-hits in Game 2

DENVER -- Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki was not in the starting lineup for Game 2 of Tuesday's doubleheader against the Mets after a pitch from Dillon Gee plunked him on the left elbow during Colorado's 8-4 win in Game 1.

Tulowitzki pinch-hit for Reid Brignac with the bases loaded, two outs and the Rockies trailing, 8-6, in the seventh inning of Game 2, but struck out. He did not stay in the game on defense.

Tulowitzki was hit to load the bases in the fifth inning of Game 1 with the Rockies trailing by two runs. Michael Cuddyer then walked and Todd Helton hit a two-run single as the Rockies took the lead.

Tulowitzki stayed in the game, playing in temperatures in the 30s after being hit. Manager Walt Weiss said Tulowitzki did not go for X-rays after the game, but, "He's going to be sore -- it got him right on the elbow."

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