Rockies fans were excited to go to the game against the Pirates on Saturday because the first 15,000 fans were to get a free Troy Tulowitzki jersey.
So many Rockies players have gotten hurt in various ways it’s hard to count, but some of the injuries have been more unusual than others.
The Colorado Rockies placed first baseman Justin Morneau on the 15-day disabled list with a strained neck.
Troy Tulowitzki sent a slow roller to shortstop and sprinted to first. The All-Star shortstop was a few steps from the bag when he suddenly grabbed his left leg and grimaced before gingerly making his way to the dugout.
At 40-55, the injury-riddled Rockies are on course for their fourth straight losing season. They trail the NL West-leading Los Angeles Dodgers by 13 games at the All-Star break.
Kevin Correia pitched six innings of one-run ball, Eduardo Escobar homered, and the Minnesota Twins pulled away late to beat the Colorado Rockies 9-3 on Saturday.
Jorge De La Rosa pitched six strong innings, Troy Tulowitzki and Drew Stubbs each hit two-run homers, and the Colorado Rockies beat the Minnesota Twins 6-2 on Friday night in the teams’ first interleague meeting at Coors Field in six years.
Sometimes a team’s best players don’t make the All-Star team. Here are the National League’s mid-season team MVPs.
Colorado Rockies first baseman Justin Morneau missed out on a chance to play in the All-Star game after Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo and Chicago White Sox pitcher Chris Sale were voted by fans onto the rosters for Tuesday’s game.
The Colorado Rockies added insult to frustration for one fan who toted his family of five to the Fourth of July fireworks game.