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Game 105: Pirates 5 Giants 0

Over the weekend in Colorado, the Pirates scored two runs combined off of Brett Anderson, Tyler Matzek, and Franklin Morales. That seemed to more or less make official the idea that the Pirates just cannot hit left-handed pitching this year, particularly not while Starling Marte is on the disabled list. The first two games of that series against the woeful Rockies were ugly 8-1 losses...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Game 105: Pirates 5 Giants 0

Over the weekend in Colorado, the Pirates scored two runs combined off of Brett Anderson, Tyler Matzek, and Franklin Morales. That seemed to more or less make official the idea that the Pirates just cannot hit left-handed pitching this year, particularly not while Starling Marte is on the disabled list. The first two games of that series against the woeful Rockies were ugly 8-1 losses...
Via WHYGAVS?
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Game 105: Pirates 5 Giants 0

Over the weekend in Colorado, the Pirates scored two runs combined off of Brett Anderson, Tyler Matzek, and Franklin Morales. That seemed to more or less make official the idea that the Pirates just cannot hit left-handed pitching this year, particularly not while Starling Marte is on the disabled list. The first two games of that series against the woeful Rockies were ugly 8-1 losses...
Via WHYGAVS?
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Game 105: Pirates 5 Giants 0

Over the weekend in Colorado, the Pirates scored two runs combined off of Brett Anderson, Tyler Matzek, and Franklin Morales. That seemed to more or less make official the idea that the Pirates just cannot hit left-handed pitching this year, particularly not while Starling Marte is on the disabled list. The first two games of that series against the woeful Rockies were ugly 8-1 losses...
Via WHYGAVS?
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Game 105: Pirates 5 Giants 0

Over the weekend in Colorado, the Pirates scored two runs combined off of Brett Anderson, Tyler Matzek, and Franklin Morales. That seemed to more or less make official the idea that the Pirates just cannot hit left-handed pitching this year, particularly not while Starling Marte is on the disabled list. The first two games of that series against the woeful Rockies were ugly 8-1 losses...
Via WHYGAVS?
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Game 105: Pirates 5 Giants 0

Over the weekend in Colorado, the Pirates scored two runs combined off of Brett Anderson, Tyler Matzek, and Franklin Morales. That seemed to more or less make official the idea that the Pirates just cannot hit left-handed pitching this year, particularly not while Starling Marte is on the disabled list. The first two games of that series against the woeful Rockies were ugly 8-1 losses...
Via WHYGAVS?
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Game 105: Pirates 5 Giants 0

Over the weekend in Colorado, the Pirates scored two runs combined off of Brett Anderson, Tyler Matzek, and Franklin Morales. That seemed to more or less make official the idea that the Pirates just cannot hit left-handed pitching this year, particularly not while Starling Marte is on the disabled list. The first two games of that series against the woeful Rockies were ugly 8-1 losses...
Via WHYGAVS?
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Game 105: Pirates 5 Giants 0

Over the weekend in Colorado, the Pirates scored two runs combined off of Brett Anderson, Tyler Matzek, and Franklin Morales. That seemed to more or less make official the idea that the Pirates just cannot hit left-handed pitching this year, particularly not while Starling Marte is on the disabled list. The first two games of that series against the woeful Rockies were ugly 8-1 losses...
Via WHYGAVS?
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Do better

Remember what I said on Friday about relentless pennant races? The Pirates are 2-3 this week and they’ve lost 2 1/2 games to the Brewers. Either nip this in the bud now, or risk not having a chance to do it later. The Rockies send another terrible lefty to the mound today in the form of Franklin Morales. Frankly, the ghost of Lefty Grove would probably hold the Pirates to one run...
Via WHYGAVS?
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Nats Aim to Keep Winning in Mile High City

After winning two straight to cap their series against the Milwaukee Brewers, the Washington Nationals (53-43) open a nine-game road trip in Denver, and take on the struggling Colorado Rockies (40-58). These teams have squared off for three games earlier this year, when the Nats swept the Rockies in D.C. in the first three games after Bryce Harper returned. Unsurprisingly, it was...
Via The Nats Blog
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Daily DraftKings Picks: Monday, Jul 21

Last Friday we took our first stab at DraftKings daily fantasy offerings following their All-Star break acquisition of Prof-favorite, DraftStreet. It was definitely a learning process and I didn’t wager much at all on Day 1, and that’s probably for the best as my Official Lineup was above average but not spectacular. Actually, the lineup entry you see below was a slightly modified...
Via Baseball Professor
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Morales helps Rockies to 2-1 win over Padres

DENVER (AP) -- Franklin Morales was worn out and running on fumes by the time the sixth inning rolled around. Going from a starter earlier in the season to a reliever and back to a starter will tend to do that. Morales pitched effectively into the sixth -- his longest outing since May -- and Charlie Blackmon hit a two-run homer, helping the Colorado Rockies beat the San Diego Padres...
Via Fox Sports San Diego
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Rockies rally, again, on Justin Mornea's double to sweep the Giants

Caught somewhere between a rock and the place where pitchers store all their earned runs, the Rockies took to the mound with a Juan Nicasio and Franklin Morales tag-team on Sunday against the Giants. Colorado didn't plan for it, but they brought back the two-man piggy-back pitching rotation. And, amazingly, it worked. The Rockies wriggled out of another jam at AT&T Park...
Via Pro Sports Daily
June 15, 2014  |  Discuss

With season slipping away, Colorado Rockies make bold move, turn to Eddie Butler

Eddie Butler finally got the call. He starts on Friday for the Rockies.The Colorado Rockies front office is painfully patient.That should give a pretty good idea as to how important this homestand is for the Rockies. With the season hanging in the balance, and the clock on the Franklin Morales experiment coming to an end, the Rockies front office finally pulled the trigger. On Friday...
Via Rockies Review
June 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Is it time for the Colorado Rockies to start building for next year?

Time for Bill Geivett to shake things up for the Rockies.It is going to take a minor miracle for the Colorado Rockies to make the playoffs.One bad road trip and suddenly a fan base that was injected with optimism is jumping from the bandwagon as if it is filling up with smoke and flames. When things go bad for the Rockies, they go bad in a hurry.Suddenly a team that looked like it...
Via Rockies Review
June 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Rockies could turn to Tyler Matzek to help struggling rotation

Another poor start could mean a trip to the bullpen for lefty Franklin Morales as the Rockies begin pondering their alternatives, which could include former first-round draft pick Tyler Matzek. Morales gave up six runs on eight hits in 5 innings Saturday in Colorado's 7-6 loss to the Indians. Two home runs, a three-run drive by Mike Aviles in the second and a two-run blast by...
Via Pro Sports Daily
June 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Reality of who the Colorado Rockies are surfaces as road trip finishes on Sunday

It's time for the Rockies to take Franklin Morales out of the rotation.This was their litmus test. This was their chance to show that they were different than in years past. This was the opportunity the Colorado Rockies had to prove the last of their doubters wrong.Instead, they emptied out the bandwagon and got everyone's minds focused on the Broncos before summer officially...
Via Rockies Review
June 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Predictable outcome in Atlanta as Colorado Rockies drop series

Franklin Morales was in for a tough matchup on Sunday.Even the greatest of optimists couldn't have realistically expected much different results from the Colorado Rockies on Sunday.The Rockies sent Franklin Morales to the mound in an effort to win the series in Atlanta. He was facing Braves right-hander Julio Teheran. The simple reality is that the pitching matchup alone was...
Via Rockies Review
May 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Franklin Morales isn't the answer for the Colorado Rockies in the 5th spot in the rotation

Franklin Morales isn't the solution for the Rockies rotation.If the Colorado Rockies are going to make a playoff run in 2014, Franklin Morales can't be a part of their starting rotation.It is easy to complain about a fifth starter. Every team in baseball would like to improve the back end of their starting rotation. There is a reason a guy is a fifth starter. He isn't...
Via Rockies Review
May 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Money Match Up of the Day: Eric Hosmer vs Franklin Morales

No one match up is the make or break in any baseball game but there are certain match ups in some games that could help decide the outcome in that game. In this daily piece at Pine Tar Press we will take a look at an intriguing competition between two players in that days Kansas City Royals game that we feel could help decide the outcome. MMOD Through 32 Games 43 for 126 5 HR...
Via Pine Tar Press
May 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Franklin Morales: The unsung hero of the Rockies’ 11-10 win over Mets

Franklin Morales surrendered a career-high nine hits over five innings Saturday against the Mets. And there were times when, as New York ticked off six runs in the first three innings, it appeared it would be a short day for the Rockies pitcher. But Rockies manager Walt Weiss never thought about pulling Morales early, he said. Weiss even thought it was Morales who gave the Rockies...
Via Pro Sports Daily
May 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Rockies defeat Giants behind strong outing by Franklin Morales

Franklin Morales got a new hat in the mail last week, a dress western silver Stetson, right out of a big box. It's too wide to fit on the shelf in his locker and too nice to keep on the floor. His pitches are similarly outsized, proper by nature but ready to go rugged and dusty. On Tuesday in a 2-1 victory over the San Francisco Giants at Coors Field, Morales was all over the...
Via Pro Sports Daily
April 23, 2014  |  Discuss

The Morales of the story is that Franklin wants to be in the Colorado Rockies rotation permanently

Franklin Morales has been better than anyone expected for the Rockies.There is a reason why Franklin Morales was one of the first pitchers taken in your fantasy baseball draft during spring training.Oh wait. He wasn't? No one took him at all? Oh yeah. Everyone expected him to be in the bullpen with an ERA hovering around 5.50 for the Colorado Rockies.On Tuesday night, as the...
Via Rockies Review
April 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Franklin Morales helps Rockies beat Padres 3-1

SAN DIEGO (AP) -- The Colorado Rockies got another unexpected outing from a starting pitcher who had been relegated to the bullpen. Franklin Morales followed a good start by Jorge De La Rosa with one of his own, helping the Rockies beat the San Diego Padres 3-1 Thursday. Colorado used Wilin Rosario's tiebreaking groundout in a three-run seventh to overcome Ian Kennedy, who pitched...
Via Fox Sports San Diego
April 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Franklin Morales states his case for staying in the rotation for Colorado Rockies

Franklin Morales was great on Thursday.It wasn't the typical gem, but it still qualifies as one.With the eyes of the Denver sports world waiting for the Avalanche's incredible come from behind win, Franklin Morales was quietly stating his case for a permanent spot in the Colorado Rockies starting rotation.For some reason, when Morales pitches, the sense of confidence and...
Via Rockies Review
April 18, 2014  |  Discuss
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