Rockies left fielder Connor Joe, who’s having a breakout season, was injured during the third inning of Friday night’s game against the Braves at Coors Field.
Joe drew a one-out walk and advanced from third base to first on Brendan Rodger’s single. However, as Joe neared third base he pulled up with an apparent injury to his right hamstring. Joe was checked out by team trainers and manager Bud Black and was immediately removed from the game.
Garrett Hampson replaced Joe and took over in center field, with Raimel Tapia moving from center to left.
Joe, who’s become a fan favorite, entered the game hitting .287 with eight home runs and 35 RBIs. He had recently replaced Tapia as Colorado’s leadoff hitter.
Joe, 29, was slashing .306/.390/.556 with eight homers, seven doubles and 29 RBIs in 36 games since his recall from Triple-A on July 20. Over that span, he ranked among the National League leaders in on-base percentage (ninth), RBIs (eighth), slugging percentage (10th) and batting average (13th).
Joe was batting .455 (10-for-22) with two outs and runners in scoring position, ranking second in the majors.
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