JUSTIN MORNEAU NEWS

Mauer leading charge to get ex-Twin Morneau voted to All-Star Game

Many people in Twins Territory are hoping that former Minnesota first baseman Justin Morneau will return to Target Field for next week's All-Star Game. Joe Mauer is helping lead the charge. Mauer recorded a short video urging Twins fans to vote for Morneau in the Final Vote, which allows fans to select one of five finalists in each league for the last spot on the All-Star roster...
Via Fox Sports North
1 day ago  |  Discuss

First All-Star Game Final Vote Update

Posted to The Good Stuff Joe DirtHere’s a quick look at how the Final Vote is going according to the #FinalVote Twitter Page:   STANDINGS: NL #FinalVote sponsored by Experian Justin Morneau Anthony Rizzo Justin Upton Anthony Rendon Casey McGehee http://t.co/ufQnTK2DU9 — #FinalVote (@MLB) July 8, 2014   STANDINGS: AL #FinalVote sponsored by Experian Chris Sale Garrett Richards...
Via Sports Mockery
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Padres-Rockies Preview

The Colorado Rockies are sending two players to the All-Star game with the potential for a third through the fan vote. Not coincidently, none of them are from the pitching staff. Colorado hopes rookie Tyler Matzek can stop the bleeding of its reeling rotation Monday night in the opener of a three-game set against the visiting San Diego Padres. The Rockies (37-52) have one of baseball...
Via Fox Sports San Diego
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers 3, Rockies 2: Missed You, Juan Uribe

Zack Greinke: still the best. I say that even though he ran into some trouble in the eighth inning, allowing Justin Morneau to triple in the tying run, because Greinke came into Coors and was really better than any pitcher at this stupid park had any business being. Over the first seven innings, only two Rockies even reached second, although one of those was a run-scoring double...
Via Dodgers Digest
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Washington Nationals Sweep Colorado Rockies For Fifth Straight Win

The Washington Nationals (46-38) completed a comeback on the shoulders of Ian Desmond to sweep the Colorado Rockies (36-49) on Wednesday with a 4-3 victory. The win gave the Nats a season-high five-game winning streak as they head into an off day before the Chicago Cubs come to town for the Independence Day weekend. The Rockies middle infield turned a couple of the better double...
Via The Nats Blog
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Adams homers, Cardinals rally to beat Rockies 9-6

DENVER -- Matt Adams homered and drove in two runs, Matt Holliday had three hits, and the St. Louis Cardinals rallied to beat the Colorado Rockies 9-6 on Wednesday. Drew Stubbs homered, and Justin Morneau had two hits for the Rockies, who finished their homestand 1-5. The game featured the major league debuts of both starting pitchers. St. Louis' Marco Gonzales was sharp early...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Morneau's six RBIs help Rockies stop seven-game losing streak

Their season careening down a disastrous path, the Rockies desperately needed someone to pull them out of the ditch. That someone was first baseman Justin Morneau, who is making a strong bid for a spot in the All-Star Game next month. Conjuring up the sweet swing that made him the American League MVP in 2006, Morneau went 3-for-5 with a season-high six RBIs, leading the Rockies...
Via Pro Sports Daily
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Colorado Rockies break losing streak behind Justin Morneau's huge night

Justin Morneau has returned to his MVP form.Justin Morneau has enjoyed his move to the Mile High City.The Coors Field effect might be something that Colorado Rockies fans get sick of hearing about, but if that is what is helping Morneau return to the 2006 form that earned him the American League MVP award, Rockies fans will be willing to hear about it all year long.On Tuesday night...
Via Rockies Review
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Rockies’ bats heat up in win over Cardinals

BOXSCORE | RECAP Colorado 10, St. Louis 5 When: 8:40 PM ET, Tuesday, June 24, 2014 Where: Coors Field, Denver, Colorado Temperature: 78° Umpires: Home – Paul Schrieber, 1B – Ted Barrett, 2B – Jim Reynolds, 3B – Will Little Attendance: By SportsDirect Inc. Rockies 10, Cardinals 5: Red-hot Justin Morneau belted a three-run homer among his three hits and recorded a season...
Via Mile High Sports
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Morneau drives in six to lead Rockies past Cardinals 10-5

DENVER -- Justin Morneau hit a three-run homer and drove in six runs as the Colorado Rockies beat the St. Louis Cardinals 10-5 on Tuesday night to snap a seven-game losing streak. Jorge De La Rosa (7-6) allowed five runs, four earned, in seven innings. He is the first Rockies starter to earn a win since June 12. Nick Greenwood (1-1) pitched 1 2/3 innings in relief of starter Shelby...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
14 days ago  |  Discuss

FG on Fox: The Coors Field Effect on Justin Morneau

Justin Morneau is off to a great start this year; of course, this is also his first year playing for the Rockies. Most people enjoy playing half their games in a park that greatly inflates offense like Coors Field. Even when you look at a park-adjusted metric such as wRC+, though, you’ll notice that his […]
Via Fangraphs
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Brewers score three on wild pitch at Coors Field

Your browser does not support iframes. The Colorado Rockies had one of the sloppiest plays of the season on Saturday when three Milwaukee Brewers runs scored on one wild pitch from left-hander Christian Friedrich in the third inning of a 9-4 Milwaukee win at Coors Field. “It was just one of those bizarre plays, obviously,” Troy Tulowtizki said. “Mac was banged up a little...
Via Sports-Glory
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Time for the Colorado Rockies to change their model

Coors Field isn't an easy place to pitch.Classic Coors Field.That is what many people say after yet another football score at Coors Field. The Colorado Rockies lost to the Milwaukee Brewers by a field goal on Friday night, 13-10. It was the type of score that has been seen at Coors Field for the past 20 seasons.When the weather warms up, the balls dry up and the air and altitude...
Via Rockies Review
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Brewers win slugfest over Rockies

DENVER (AP) -- Jean Segura homered twice and Ryan Braun had three hits in his 1,000th career game, helping the Milwaukee Brewers hold off the Colorado Rockies 13-10 on Friday night. Khris Davis also homered and Carlos Gomez extended his hitting streak to 16 games as the Brewers scored their most runs of the year and tied a season high with 19 hits. Marco Estrada (6-4) gave up seven...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Fantasy Baseball: A look at HR surgers and shrinkers

For many players in season long roto leagues, you are beginning to make trades to fill holes in your squad. One of the joys of rotisserie scoring is that you can target one (or more) categories that will have the most significant impact on your point total. I like to target counting categories (like HRs or SBs) when I’m trying to move up. For me, that category was HRs – in one...
Via The Fantasy Fix
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Sweep in San Francisco; Colorado Rockies improbably sweep Giants on the road

It was Justin Morneau's turn to provide the heroics on Sunday.Even the most optimistic of Colorado Rockies fans weren't expecting this.Not only did the Rockies finish off the three-game sweep of the San Francisco Giants on the road on Sunday, they completed the trifecta of coming back from behind in all three games, winning them in impressive fashion.Sunday's win was...
Via Rockies Review
23 days ago  |  Discuss

The Phils take the series from the Rockies in walk-off fashion on Ryan Howard’s three-run home run in the bottom of the ninth, winning 6-3.

Ryan Howard’s three-run home run caps a four-run ninth inning as the Phils win the series from the Rockies in walk-off fashion, winning 6-3. The Rockies took the lead in the top of the third as Justin Morneau hits a lead-off home run, his tenth home run of the season, giving the Rockies a 1-0 […]
Via MyTeamRivals.com
May 29, 2014  |  Discuss

De La Rosa dazzles again as Colorado Rockies scratch out a win

Jorge De La Rosa shined again for the Rockies on Tuesday.Ask yourself a serious question. Where would the Colorado Rockies be without Jorge De La Rosa?Don't look now, but after a tough stretch to start the season, De La Rosa is now 6-3. He picked up another win on Tuesday night in Philadelphia after going six innings and giving up just one run on a hanging slider to Darin Ruf...
Via Rockies Review
May 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Are the Minnesota Twins Failing to Keep Top-Level Talent?

If you are a fan of Major League Baseball, or a fan of the Minnesota Twins, you are likely aware of the resurgence of Justin Morneau of the Colorado Rockies. The 2006 American League MVP joins a long list of former Twins players who are currently still employed by major league ball clubs. Are the Twins continuously “failing” when letting talent go? As a lifelong Twins fan,...
Via Sportsnaut
May 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Rockies Nanocast: Giants come marching in

The Colorado Rockies got the big series win on Sunday afternoon thanks to a long-ball from Justin Morneau. Taking two of three from San Diego allowed the Rockies to stay within three games of the divisional leaders from San Francisco. So, how important are these next three against the Giants? Our Zach Marburger chats up the impending set of games and how the Rockies can bounce back...
Via Mile High Sports
May 20, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Most exciting walkoffs of the week

This was one of those weeks were some teams just seem snakebitten, and they can’t get on the right side of the ledger when it comes to walk offs. Sure, that will happen when you’re on a week-long road trip, but I digress. May 13th, Red Sox vs Twins – snuffing the comeback. This was the first walk off hit of Chris Parmalee’s career, and it came at a pretty opportune time...
Via The Outside Corner
May 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Fantasy Roundup: Morneau’s Rest of Season

Before the season Justin Morneau was left for dead by the fantasy community as he was the 25th first baseman taken in ESPN drafts (after James Loney). He was overlooked because of his unspectacular performance during the previous three seasons, his injury history, and his perceived lack of upside. This year he has gotten off to a fantastic start with a .327 batting average, nine...
Via Baseball Professor
May 20, 2014  |  Discuss

The Rockies’ bet on Morneau is paying off

The Colorado Rockies remained three games back of the division-leading San Francisco Giants Sunday afternoon because Justin Morneau had the biggest moment – and best swing – of his brief tenure with the team. That was a 92 miles-per-hour two-seam fastball at the knees that Morneau muscled out to center to give the Rockies the walk-off win against the San Diego Padres. It...
Via Mile High Sports
May 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Justin Morneau's walk-off homer gives Rockies series win over Padres

Game tied 6-6, 10th inning. Big Pressure. No problem for Rockies newcomer Justin Morneau. The veteran first baseman crushed a two-run, walk-off homer to center off Dale Thayer on Sunday afternoon, lifting the Rockies to an 8-6 victory over the San Diego Padres at Coors Field. Morneau hit a 3-2 fastball for the sixth walk-off home run of his career. Center fielder Cameron Maybin...
Via Pro Sports Daily
May 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Justin Morneau shows depth of Colorado Rockies offense with walk-off home run

Justin Morneau won it for the Rockies on Sunday.One thing is certain, the Colorado Rockies are fun to watch in 2014.Justin Morneau added the latest chapter on Sunday afternoon with a walk-off, two-out, full count two-run blast to center field to give the Rockies the victory and giving them two-of-three in the series against the Padres.The game came on a day when the club didn'...
Via Rockies Review
May 19, 2014  |  Discuss
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