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Tulowitzki benched for one game

Updated: May 20, 2009, 11:49 PM ET
Associated Press

ATLANTA -- Colorado Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki has been benched for a game by manager Clint Hurdle.

Hurdle criticized Tulowitzki for swinging at a high first pitch and hitting into a double play in the eighth inning of Tuesday night's 8-1 loss at Atlanta.

"I don't want to be a Little League manager," Hurdle said. "I don't want to have to tell everybody that walks up there to take a strike."

Hurdle said he has talked "ad nauseam" about smart at-bats. He said benching Tulowitzki ...

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