I've railed on the guy without mercy, so I have to give him credit where it's due. Clint Barmes is having himself one hell of a month of July. Going into tonight he was batting .344 and rasied his once sub-Mendoza line average up to .237. He went 2 for 2 with a HR, 2 RBI's and a pair of sacrifice bunts tonight.
I still don't like him, I still wait impatiently for the day that Troy Tulowitzki comes up and sends him back to Colorado Springs, but he's playing well right now and it'd be unfair of me not to give him his due.