If you are looking for some good news, two Colorado Rockies players will represent the team at the Mid-Summer Classic in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Troy Tulowitzki and Charlie Blackmon were named to the 2014 NL All-Star team Sunday afternoon after Major League Baseball came out with the rosters.
Tulowitzki, 29, has had an incredible slash line entering the month of July. As of July 7th, 2014, Tulowitzki is hitting .350/.441/.608 with 17 doubles, 18 home runs, and 47 RBI’s. Tulo is currently 1st in the National League in Wins Above Replacement according to Baseball Reference sitting at 5.3 wins.
Lets face it, Charlie Blackmon is in the All-Star Game strictly due to the fact that he hit .389/.434/.642 in the month of April with 7 doubles, 1 triple, 5 home runs, and 18 RBI’s. Not taking anything away from Charlie as he has been outstanding for the Rockies this season. Blackmon has been solid out of the leadoff spot, hitting .291 with 12 home runs and 47 RBI’s.
Also, you can vote on Rockies first baseman Justin Morneau as the final nominee to join the National League team. Make sure to follow the link to vote Morneau who is currently hitting .314/.346/.518 with 20 doubles, 2 triples, 13 home runs, and 59 RBI’s.
The Rockies begin a three-game set with the San Diego Padres tonight at Coors Field.