Morneau Welcomes Twins to Denver

The Minnesota Twins, the cellar dwellers in AL Central, comes to Coors Field for a three-game set starting tonight.  It will be a nice diversion for the Rockies when they play ball tonight after all the earth-shaking turmoil of the last two days in the organization.  Owner Dick Montfort made a few email replies to the fans’ comments such as “don’t come to the game if you don’t like the product” and “maybe Denver doesn’t deserve a franchise”.  Earlier today he issued a statement apologizing for the remarks made out of frustration from his iPad tablet.

CarGo returns to the lineup tonight feeling all fresh after removing the benign tumor in his ailing finger and resting his knee to recover from the tendinitis.  He will be playing right field to utilize his golden arm which will allow Corey Dickerson to play left field.

Looking in the pipeline, Jon Gray pitched well last night giving up one unearned run over six innings.  Kyle Freeland made his pro debut in Grand Junction Wednesday night with a splash firing 15 strikes in just 17 pitches over two innings (he was on pitch limit) with a couple of strikeouts.  A tweet reported that he had a deceptive slider.

Justin Morneau despite a huge pouring of support at the ballot in the mountainous states, Minnesota, and Canada could not overcome Anthony Rizzo in the Final Vote.  Instead HR Derby captain Tulo invited him to be on his Sultan of Swat squad.

The series mark the first time since April that the Rockies will line up quality pitchers for the entire series.  Jorge De La Rosa, Tyler Matzek, and Brett Anderson will start against Kris Johnson (only 4.1 IP this year), Kevin Correia, and Phil Hughes.

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Twins @ Rockies

Friday 7/11, 6:40 PM MDT at Coors Field

Radio: MIN: 96.3 K-TWIN, TIBN COL: KOA 850, KNRV 1150

TV: MIN: FS-N COL: ROOT SPORTS

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IggyRox
IggyRox
6 years ago

Regarding the latest Montfort news items, I don’t know if these things are coming to light in an attempt to put the spotlight on Dick and take it off the GM, manager and players, or if it’s just the frustration of a city beginning to boil over. I will say that there is a lot of arrogance in some of his replies that have been revealed, and I expect his apologies. He gets a little credit there, just as he… Read more »

egossage
egossage
6 years ago
Reply to  IggyRox

I work at sign shop very close to Coors Field. I’ve been thinking about printing out a bunch of signs that read “WE DESERVE BETTER” and handing them out to fans walking to the game. What do you think? Should I get it going???

IggyRox
IggyRox
6 years ago
Reply to  egossage

Make it a bright color that can attract as much attention as possible. Otherwise Drew and George will call it “Rockies Purple Card Night”. lol

Gary
Gary
6 years ago
Reply to  IggyRox

Send this to the Denver Post.It is so passionate,fair and spot on they might even print it.

TJinPhoenix
TJinPhoenix
6 years ago

I thought that it was interesting that Kisla called the organization out (albeit, gently) in his article about Weiss in today’s DP: “Weiss is stuck with no pitching, an invisible general manager and franchise ownership that too often takes paying customers at Coors Field for granted” The “invisible GM” comment took me back and I was surprised to see that in print (or more accurately, on my screen) in the DP, just seems like the DP usually stays incredibly “safe”.… Read more »

Roxnsox
Roxnsox
6 years ago
Reply to  TJinPhoenix

TJ, appreciate you and the other folks too. Gotta say that a fan uprising of whatever stripe (not even the favorite child of the angry DP commenters, the boycott) will not do a thing. Until Dick sees the light himself on a need for new management, we are stuck. And it sure doesn’t look like poor loyal lost misspoken Dick will see it.

IggyRox
IggyRox
6 years ago

Watching Cuddy on the pre-game… sign that guy up NOW as the color guy upon his retirement. Great TV presence, great eye contact, great insights, solid.

Roxnsox
Roxnsox
6 years ago

It’s interesting to me that no one here (that I’ve seen) has hammered Dick for his thoughtless comments. I appreciate that, although I can’t resist saying what a loose cannon he is, and how depressing it is to have a well-meaning but clueless man in charge. His blind loyalty to a failed front operation is not news and is the epitome of depressing if we think we’re ever getting a fresh wind through here to get things redirected. May I… Read more »

Doctor_Christopher
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Doctor_Christopher
6 years ago

First off, Kizla is an idiot – the team gave him a 13 game winner with a sub4 ERA who had no signs of shoulder issues til all of a sudden this February, a 15 game winner with a sub 4 ERA despite finger issues, a guy who was the opening day starter for the As last year when the won the West, a kid who had a sub 4 ERA and was a competitive starter in his rookie year… Read more »

sabrchip
sabrchip
6 years ago

Spot on ’bout Kiz. The guys a hack and the only thing he ever writes that shows any semblance of talent is when he does a “sob-sister” piece. Analysis is his poor suit. I spent 13 years working as a pressbox reporter for STATs, Inc. He and Woody were the most arrogant, self-centered guys there, at least, when they were there. Very rare to even see them. The best of the reporters were Ringolsby and Harding. Jack Etkin was good,… Read more »

Bill
Bill
6 years ago

I’m out of town which must be why Rocks have won 2 in a row and are leading by 4 in the 7th. I’m not very good at typing on my phone and I can’t get online with my computer now. But Monferts comments this week show that he is aspiring to be the Donald Sterling of MLB. He’s gotta go

Bob in Indy
Bob in Indy
6 years ago

Just saw that the Rox got 2 plays in the ESPN Top Ten. #4 was Tulo’s throw from deep in the hole. The second was the throw by Cargo…too bad they credited it to Carlos Gomez!

Jaredean
Jaredean
6 years ago
Reply to  Bob in Indy

They could have had the DJ / Tulo double play in there as well.

sabrchip
sabrchip
6 years ago
Reply to  Jaredean

Hey! Add that skip throw by NoDo.

Bill
Bill
6 years ago

Just saw the box and read an account of the game. What prompted the Rocks to finally put Cargo back in right field where belongs? Glad too the curse of Bill still works. Rockies have won 8 straight when I’m out of state. I’ll be back Sunday night and will be away 8 days in August. Rockies need to find a way to win when I’m in Colorado.

Agbayani
Agbayani
6 years ago
Reply to  Bill

Bill, I think Cargo to RF is because Dickerson (to put it mildly) has a “left fielder’s arm.” And Dickerson-Blackmon-Cargo is our best outfield against righties. So it’s about time.

Agbayani
Agbayani
6 years ago

Since Roxnsox and Dr. C. mentioned it … Monfort’s recent comments. First of all, I like the Donald Sterling comparison. Someone please sucker him into saying something culturally insensitive or whatever so he can be forced to sell the team. Then the interview: “I don’t know how our record got to be what it is.” That’s how clueless he is. He and O’Dowd paid for and built about a 78 win team, and then a whole lot of players got… Read more »

sabrchip
sabrchip
6 years ago
Reply to  Agbayani

Couldn’t agree with you more. The altitude whine should only be used to get into visitors’ heads.

Julie G
Julie G
6 years ago

The excuses sound delusional. I think maybe that DOD, Monfort and whomever need a mental check:-)

Doctor_Christopher
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Doctor_Christopher
6 years ago

A word on Coors and altitude. Yes, it has had very little to nada to do with the injuries (aside from the argument, put forward by some of the scientists who work down here in COS with the Olympic Training Center – can’t find the link – that low O2 makes it harder for muscles to heal after the “damage” done by hard exercise performance – all muscles minutely tear and re-heal, which makes them stronger, low O2 slows things… Read more »

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