Troy Tulowitzki left Colorado last year without Rockies fans being able to say goodbye, so Monday's game gave them a chance to send Tulo off properly.
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Carlos Gonzalez homered, Jon Gray tossed seven solid innings and the Rockies beat the Toronto Blue Jays 9-5 on Monday night to spoil Troy Tulowitzki's return to Colorado.
Rockies needing late push in All-Star vote
In the NL's final ballot update, both 3B Nolan Arenado and SS Trevor Story remain in second at their positions. However, they're behind by roughly 350,000 and 320,000 votes, respectively. Voting ends June 30:
- Nolan Arenado - No. 2 third baseman
- Trevor Story - No. 2 shortstop
- Carlos Gonzalez - No. 6 outfielder
- Charlie Blackmon - No. 13 outfielder
Rockies drop one spot to No. 21
The main storylines coming out of Rockies camp of late have mostly been related to Jose Reyes' release and potential All-Star snubs. It's easy to forget about guys like Mark Reynolds, who is batting .291/.356/.462 with eight home runs. Plus on Sunday, he added a walk-off homer to his resume. Power Rankings
Shortstop Troy Tulowitzki returns to Coors Field for the first time since the Rockies traded him to the Blue Jays last season.
Lineup: Rockies (36-39) vs. Blue Jays (41-36)
- 1. Charlie Blackmon, CF (L)
- 2. Cristhian Adames, SS (S)
- 3. Nolan Arenado, 3B (R)
- 4. Carlos Gonzalez, RF (L)
- 5. Mark Reynolds, 1B (R)
- 6. Daniel Descalso, 2B (L)
- 7. Nick Hundley, C (R)
- 8. Brandon Barnes, LF (R)
- 9. Jon Gray, RHP Daily notes
Blackmon named NL Player of the Week
Rockies OF Charlie Blackmon takes home weekly honors in the NL for the period ending June 26. In seven games last week, Blackmon led the majors with five home runs, 14 hits and 30 total bases, while tying for the major league lead with nine RBIs.
Rockies could be burned in ballot crunch
Because Colorado is below .500, one or more of its All-Star candidates may get left off, whether it's DJ LeMahieu, Carlos Gonzalez or Charlie Blackmon. Or how about Trevor Story, who still has 19 homers and 50 RBIs? Olney: Potential All-Star snubs (Insider)
Trevor Story flexes his muscles again
The rookie's seventh-inning solo shot on Sunday traveled 441 feet, his second homer to reach at least 440 feet this season, per ESPN's Home Run Tracker.
Reynolds' walk-off was a no-doubter
Mark Reynolds' walk-off home run off D-backs reliever Silvino Bracho on Sunday traveled 461 feet, his longest HR in nearly five years, per ESPN's Home Run Tracker.
Gonzalez hits another long homer
Carlos Gonzalez's grand slam off D-backs lefty Patrick Corbin on Sunday traveled 434 feet, his league-leading seventh homer to surpass 430 feet this season, per ESPN's Home Run Tracker.
Blackmon's homer a personal best
Charlie Blackmon's third-inning solo shot on Sunday traveled 440 feet, a new career-high for the slugger, per ESPN's Home Run Tracker.
Sunday's longest home runs
Needless to say, the ball was flying out of Coors Field on Sunday. All four Rockies batters that went deep hit longer home runs than any player on any other team, led by Mark Reynolds' 461-foot blast.
Mark Reynolds hit a two-run homer with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning to give the Colorado Rockies a 9-7 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Sunday.
Jose Reyes received a warm welcome from fans and played errorless defense at a new position in his first minor league game since rejoining the New York Mets.
Astros led the way Saturday
Marwin Gonzalez' 451-foot beast marked the longest homer at Kauffman Stadium this season. Following just behind was teammate Jose Altuve and the Rangers' Ian Desmond. The Phillies' Cameron Rupp and Rockies' Tony Wolters round out the list for Saturday.
Rockies vs Blue Jays
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