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.
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