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May 19, 2014

What You Need to Know

The Rockies' Other Big Bat

by Daniel Rathman


The Weekend Takeaway
Troy Tulowitzki and Nolan Arenado have garnered most of the press surrounding the Rockies’ torrid start—and deservedly so, considering the shortstop’s otherworldly numbers and the third baseman’s league-best 28-game hitting streak and highlight-reel defense at the hot corner. But another member of Colorado’s infield was the man of the hour on Sunday, and he’s been flying under the radar all season.

With the Padres and Rockies knotted at 6-6, a runner on first, and two away in the bottom of the 10th, Justin Morneau dug in against right-hander Dale Thayer. He worked the count full, fouling off a couple of fastballs and watching three others miss the zone. Then, Morneau unloaded on the payoff pitch, a knee-high challenge over the heart of the plate, and blasted it over the 415-foot mark in dead-center field for a walkoff home run:

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